Texas inmates helping El Paso medical examiner with COVID-19 bodies - Insider

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The inmates were seen in the county of El Paso, Texas, which recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process COVID-19 deaths.
Inmates in El Paso, Texas, were seen assisting the county medical examiner as the city deals with an overflow of bodies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, KTSM reported.

As Insider previously reported, the medical examiner's office doubled the number of refrigerated trucks in parking lots its using as mobile morgues to hold bodies of COVID-19 patients.

There are currently more than 31,000 active COVID-19 cases in El Paso County, according to county data.

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Inmates in El Paso, Texas, were seen assisting the county medical examiner's office handle an overflow of bodies at the morgue from the growing number of COVID-19 deaths in the county, according to a report from KTSM.

A spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff confirmed to the outlet that inmates were being used to help deal with the bodies, although did not tell the outlet what specific tasks the inmates were…
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