Inmates at ACI starting to receive COVID-19 vaccine


CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE): Inmates at the ACI have already started to receive vaccinations, according to a spokesperson.

“Earlier this week we starting vaccinations efforts of correctional officers and staff across facilities over a two-day vaccine clinic,” J.R. Ventura said. “In collaboration with RIDOH efforts to target high-risk individuals in high-risk congregate settings, we are starting to vaccinate the highest-risk inmates yesterday.”

This comes after two inmates died from COVID-19 less than a week apart.  A correctional officer also died from the coronavirus.

Inmates started receiving the vaccine just two days before nursing home residents who will start vaccinations on Monday.


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