Newsom announced Monday that another 3,500 potential candidates had been identified for freedom, 110 of whom are at San Quentin. (AFP) Governor Gavin Newsom said San Quentin is their deep area of focus and concern right now, noting that 42 percent of the some 3,500 inmates here are considered “medically vulnerable.” In this file photo taken on December 12, 2005, a police officer watches over a fence at the entrance of San Quentin State Prison during a protest against the execution of death row inmate Stanley “Tookie” Williams in San Quentin, California. The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus. AFP In an attempt to avoid an abnormally high mortality rate among inmates, state authorities have decided to free some detainees. San Quentin prison currently makes up half of the recorded cases of COVID-19 in prisons throughout California, which has a total incarcerated population of about 113,000 people. LOS ANGELES – The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in one of California’s oldest prisons, San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus, authorities in the US state announced Tuesday. Unlike other penitentiaries in California, San Quentin State Prison had largely been spared the ravages of coronavirus until the beginning of June. But the transfer of inmates from prisons gravely affected by the virus, such as the California Institution for Men in Chino, opened the floodgates. The detention center in Chino was a known COVID-19 hotspot since the start of the pandemic.
Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] John Hassett of the George Stevens Academy Eagles wonthe boys’ Hancock County cross-country title. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSSULLIVAN — Sophomore John Hassett of the George Stevens Eagles and senior Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans are this year’s Hancock County cross-country champions.Hassett led the GSA boys to the team title on Thursday when he toured the course in 16 minutes and 37 seconds, besting runner-up Ralph Magnani of MDI by nearly a minute.Driscoll was one of four MDI runners to place among the top 10 with her winning time of 19:29 as the Trojans to top girls’ team honors.Senior Haley Lawrence of the Ellsworth Eagles battled Driscoll from the start before finishing as runner-up in 19:43.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the boys’ team competition, it was GSA first with 26 points, followed by MDI with 29 and Ellsworth with 73.Behind Hassett for the GSA boys were Devlin Valle, third in 17:32; Tate Yoder, seventh in 18:27; Oliver Broughton, eighth in 18:32; Aylen Wolf, 10th in 18:52; Tyler Ray, 13th in 20:03; and Michael Salois, 15th in 20:31.Following Magnani for MDI were Jordan Harris, fourth in 17:46; Ethan Craigo, fifth in 18:14; David Anderson, ninth in 18:34; Josh Bloom, 11th in 19:14; and Matt Hanna, 19th in 21:25.Ellsworth was led by Conrad Svec, 12th in 19:15. Behind him were Noah Robidoux, 14th in 20:13; Austin Baron, 17th in 20:45; Matt Frost, 18th in 20:46; Derek Look, 20th in 21:48; Tim Curts, 21st in 25:20; and Collin Lima, 22nd in 25:20.For the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Skyler Fraga was sixth in 18:20 and Michael Soteres was 16th in 20:39.In the girls’ race, it was MDI in first place with 26 points, GSA second with 42 and Ellsworth third with 65.Finishing behind Driscoll for MDI were Lydia DaCorte, third in 20:06; Waylon Henggeler, fifth in 20:22; Sakura Sunagawa, sixth in 20:43; Emma Strong, 12th in 21:27; India Janes, 13th in 21:33; and Sydney Wright, 17th in 22:31.For GSA, Eliza Broughton was fourth in 20:15, Hanna Gutow was seventh in 21:00, Mary Richardson was eighth in 21:01, Zeya Lorio was 11th in 21:21, Bella Cimeno was 14th in 21:33, Rachel DesFosses was 15th in 21:41 and Emma Larsen-Whittaker was 18th in 22:36.Behind Lawrence for Ellsworth were Mariah Brown, ninth in 21:14; Olivia Lounder, 19th in 22:37; Katelynn Bagley, 20th in 23:34; Julia Zavaleta, 21st in 23:36; Emine Mutlu, 22nd in 27:41; and Bailey Neale, 23rd in 31:21.For Bucksport, Natalie Coleman was 10th in 21:19 and Natasha Clement was 16th in 22:21.In the junior varsity competition, GSA’s Hanna Jordan won the girls’ race in 22:51 and Eagle teammate Frank Schweizer won the boys’ race in 20:01.For more photos click here. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Bio Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017