Chickenpox case detected in immigrant detained at Victorville federal prison

Busloads of immigration detainees arrive earlier this month at the federal prison facility in Victorville.
Busloads of immigration detainees arrive earlier this month at the federal prison facility in Victorville.
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More than 800 prison staff members at a federal facility in Victorville were notified this week that an immigrant detainee there has been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to a letter from the warden obtained by KPCC/LAist.

“Measures are being taken to identify and contain inmate contacts who are at risk for getting chickenpox,” the letter said. 

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Chickenpox Just Showed Up At The Federal Prison In Victorville Holding Immigrant Detainees