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Wasco State Prison issued fines over COVID-19 safety protocols

Inmate death is being investigated at Wasco State Prison
Posted at 7:00 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 22:00:28-05

WASCO, Calif. (KERO) — Cal/OSHA has issued fines against a number of state prisons for violating COVID-19 safety regulations including Wasco State Prison.

Wasco was fined a little more than $16,000 for three violations.

According to documents, the prison did not ensure that each person who was assigned the use of an N-95 respirator was fit-tested to help protect against the exposure to COVID-19.

Cal/OSHA also levied a fine of more than $420,000 against San Quentin for its COVID-19 safety violations.