The COVID-19 outbreak inside San Quentin State Prison continues to worsen, while state corrections officials have shut down a plan to start transferring inmates out of the overcrowded prison.
The latest numbers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released Monday show 1,016 active cases of the disease behind the walls of San Quentin, of which a staggering 973 have been reported in the last 14 days.
The new numbers mean roughly one-third of the inmates at San Quentin are now known to be infected. Several employees have also tested positive.
"This is the biggest prison health screw up in state history," Levine said in calling for Kelso to step down.