Covid-19 erupted in Detroit jails. It killed two doctors caring for inmates

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At least 208 workers and at least 83 inmates in the Wayne county sheriff’s office jail system have been infected

When Diana Trueblood visited the Detroit county jail’s medical unit in early March, she encountered a gentle and kind doctor named Angelo Patsalis.

Halfway through her incarceration for a probation violation, Trueblood remembered sitting “knee to knee” with Patsalis, who pulled down his face mask to speak to her about a tuberculosis skin test. She and other inmates were not provided with face masks, she said, and they pulled up their T-shirts to shield their mouths.

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