Wyatt Detention Facility under lockdown after inmate tests positive for COVID-19

Wyatt Detention Center
Wyatt Detention Center, File. (WLNE-TV)

CENTRAL FALLS, RI (WLNE)  – The Wyatt Detention Facility announced Tuesday that it has been put on “Lockdown status” after an inmate tested positive for COVID-19.

“The Facility instituted its Pandemic Protocols and isolated the Detainee,” a post on Wyatt’s website read. “Any and all locations the detainees had contact in/with are being sanitized by facility staff.”

The facility says this is their first case of COVID-19 and more information will be provided later.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of RI, recently filed a lawsuit seeking the immediate release of three immigrants detained at the Wyatt Detention Center who are at high-risk to COVID-19.

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