Prisoners criticize VADOC vaccine rollout, COVID-19 response

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jillian Floyd hasn’t seen her son in a year. She is one of many Virginia prisoners experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia’s correctional institutions, where thousands of incarcerated people have tested positive for the coronavirus since March and more than 50 who died also tested positive for the disease.

Floyd, a prisoner at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Fluvanna County, said she talks on the phone every day with her 10-year-old child.

She said it is difficult for her son not to see her like he did before COVID-19.

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