8 test positive for COVID-19 at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center

8 test positive for COVID-19 at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center
Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center (Source: WLBT archives)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County officials say eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center.

Five inmates who tested positive are being isolated, and employees have been given protective equipment to keep them safe.

Three guards tested positive and are isolating at home.

Officials say they are also working to release some inmates early because of the virus.

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