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Paying Inmates $2 an Hour to Move COVID-19 Victims’ Bodies [VIDEO]

A Texas’ El Paso County is reportedly paying inmates $2 an hour to move the bodies of deceased victims of the COVID-19.

According to CBS, the county has nine inmates who are working to move the bodies. Chris Acosta,public affairs director at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, described the prisoners  as “low-level offenders” and said they are “provided full PPE by the morgue/hospital.”

“The work is 100% voluntary,” Acosta added. “It’s great that these individuals are stepping up and volunteering to assist a community in dire need of help right now.”

El Paso County has about 34,000 active COVID-19 cases, which continue to surge. While prisons rely on inmates to perform jobs for little or no pay, having prisoners move COVID victims has raised concerns about ethics. 

Check out the video report above.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country’s Covid-19 death toll could reach between 276,000 and 298,000 by December 12, per MSN.

“The number of deaths that we’re going to see in three weeks’ time or four weeks’ time reflects the actions that we all take right now,” said Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and the former Baltimore health commissioner. She urges Americans to reconsider their Thanksgiving holiday plans for safety reasons. 

“I understand that people are worried, they’re stressed, they haven’t seen their loved ones, they want to see their loved ones now more than ever,” she said. “But we really cannot do that in person, indoors, safely this Thanksgiving.”

“One of our concerns is people over the holiday season will get together and they may actually be bringing infection with them to that small gathering and not even know it,” said the CDC’s Dr. Henry Walke

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Comment by jelenhar on November 21, 2020 at 11:23am
Comment by mr1stroke on November 20, 2020 at 5:45pm

vaughn mitchell you are a dumb n*****, you never get it, sit your porch monkey ass down if you cannot understand the basis of the comment, its because of niggers like you the community continue to suffer, old and ignorant with The slave treatment, most people with sense would get it, but old niggers like you with the same old mentality just dont get it, start marching against gang violence, the shooting in the community, you retarded n*****, you have no character, i can tell no one respect you, if you had any respect for your self why would you address me you porch monkey, show me one topic or comment that i addressed you other than me responding to you? Thats what they call a man with character, i despise you therefore you dont exist, you dumb n*****

Comment by vaughn mitchell on November 20, 2020 at 4:39pm
Why the f*** would anyone March or can your dumb racist read, it says voluntary. Nine inmates chose to do it, not all of them. Slavery is when your force to do something against your will, no one is forcing them. You do not see death row inmates, rapist or murdered doing it, only low level offenders. You always talking about bad about black people, talk about your racist kinfolks, putting up racist signs during the Trump rally stating blacks and indians are next , new world order you still hating cause the racist bigot lost the election?
Comment by mr1stroke on November 20, 2020 at 1:56am

Modern day slavery, but i dont see any one marching and protest about these things, over 13 shootings im brooklyn including 3 dead, but no one is marching or protesting, if you don't care why should we? The rest of us dont have to sleep in those neighborhoods so good luck

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