Crime & Justice

After chickenpox, now scabies has infected immigrant detainees at Victorville federal prison

Busloads of immigration detainees arrive Friday at the federal prison facility in Victorville.
Busloads of immigration detainees arrive Friday at the federal prison facility in Victorville.
Libby Denkmann / LPCC

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Earlier this week, KPCC's Libby Denkmann broke the news that a case of chickenpox had shown up at the federal prison in Victorville housing immigrant detainees. Now, she says, scabies - the infectious skin disease - has spread to nearly a dozen inmates.