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Francisca Morales Diaz - Mississippi Free Press
In-Depth

‘They See Us As Disposable’: ICE Detainees Plead for Release from COVID-19 ‘Breeding Ground’

During Francisca Morales Diaz’ last week at the South Louisiana ICE Processing Center in mid-March, guards told her and the 71 other women in her cell block that they would soon run out of toilet paper and soap, even as the novel coronavirus was spreading across the south. Diaz, a diabetic whose disease makes her especially susceptible to COVID-19, had already spent nearly eight months in ICE custody in the prison.

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The Grove Nursing Home - Mississippi Free Press
News

Mississippi Nursing Home Employee Positive for COVID-19

A Marion County, Miss., woman is worried about her grandmother’s safety after an employee at her nursing home in Columbia tested positive for COVID-19. The granddaughter contacted the Mississippi Free Press last night saying that the facility, The Grove, had disclosed the news to her family that evening. Shortly afterward, the nursing home sent a letter to residents’ families.

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