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The warden of the facility is ordered to deliver a public report on Mondays and Thursdays to the court outlining all cases of the illness in inmates and officers, as well as the total number tested, starting next week.

The facility is also required to lay out steps taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus among inmates, as well as all screening protocols. The order comes after lawyers for several inmates petitioned for their release over concerns about the illness. 

In a statement, Wyatt officials say they will comply with court order, and outlined steps already taken to minimize coronavirus, including social distancing and increased sanitization. As of the beginning of April, at least one inmate at the facility had been tested for the virus, and was quarantined. The test results since came back negative.

It also follows a protest last week outside the facility, demanding the release of inmates held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protest was spurred, in part, by reports of hunger strikes by inmates. ICE officials denied the strike was taking place. 

Concerns have been raised about the spread of the coronavirus among incarcerated populations. At the beginning of the month, Governor Gina voiced her support of a tentative agreement between the state Department of Corrections and the Public Defender’s office to release dozens of inmates set to be released within three months to stem the spread of the illness. 

The Governor has said she has limited oversight over Wyatt. The facility is a quasi-public agency that contracts with organizations, including ICE and the U.S. Marshall service to hold people awaiting judicial proceedings.

This post has been updated.