17 Sep, 2020 @ 14:09
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Hundreds of prisoners forced to go into self-isolation at a jail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Hundreds Of Prisoners Forced To Go Into Self Isolation At A Jail On Spain  S Costa Blanca

400 prisoners at an Alicante Province prison have gone into self-isolation after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19.

Inmates at Villena Prison have been confined as a preventative measure after similar precautions were taken at Alicante´s Fontcalent Prison following the infection of four prisoners and a health worker.

The teacher at Villena came into contact with prisoners in four classes and all of them are now confined to their cells.

The prison officers union, TAMPM, says that prison workers have been one of the ‘forgotten’ groups during the pandemic and have to put with extra abuse from inmates who resist following coronavirus protocols.

A prisoner at Albocàsser in the northern area of the Valencian Community recently stabbed three officers in a row over COVID-19 restrictions.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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