More than 2,000 incarcerated people are eligible to vote. This year, state officials are helping them cast their ballots.
Respondents called for resuming family visits and releasing more people to spare them from catching the virus.
More than 20% of all health care vacancies in state correctional facilities are at Osborn.
The Department of Correction has already instituted most of the agreement’s provisions, state officials said.
Newly released data provides the most comprehensive look yet at how the virus has affected the state’s courts and prisons.
About 1,060 people are currently incarcerated at the Somers prison.
Of that symptomatic group, almost 83 percent tested positive. All inmates are to be tested by June, the DOC says.
Authorities say the policy is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Officials aim to complete all the testing by the end of June.
The virus lays bare the limitations sick inmates have in petitioning authorities for release from prison.
As Connecticut reported an additional 98 deaths Saturday, Gov. Ned Lamont said the state plans to increase testing capacity.
A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to remove inmates from correctional facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
A peek behind the locked doors and barbed-wire gates as Connecticut’s incarcerated population weathers a COVID-19 outbreak.
The ACLU, and now a group of Yale experts, contend the state is not releasing inmates fast enough to slow the sprread of coronavirus behind bars.
“The facility is contaminated,” a Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center nursing supervisor wrote the DOC on April 6.