As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the Wisconsin prison system, another inmate has died and total cases broke 8,000.
One Wisconsin prison had a nearly tenfold increase in COVID-19 cases from Wednesday to Thursday, with active cases skyrocketing from 31 to 305.
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the Wisconsin prison system, at least 10 inmates have died so far because of the contagious virus.
The two simultaneous outbreaks come on the heels of five other massive outbreaks of more than 100 cases in the prison system over the last two months.
A COVID-19 outbreak at Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution has topped more than 260 active positive cases — on top of another 100 inmates who tested positive but have already recovered.
The new facility would open by 2022, if approved.