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All Northampton County Prison Inmate Transfers Suspended as COVID-19 Cases Rise | WDIY Local News

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Just over a week after Northampton County Prison’s work release program was suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases, the prison is also suspending all inmate transfers. WDIY’s Chondi Gray has more.

The suspension went into effect Jan. 18, and will continue through Feb. 17.

As of Jan. 18, 60 cases of COVID-19 among NCP inmates were reported, and 20 Department of Corrections employees were also in quarantine after testing positive. Almost 400 inmates have tested positive since the start of the pandemic.

(Original air-date: 1/19/22)

Chondi Gray was born and raised in Alabama where she began her career in news at the Huntsville CBS station WHNT News 19 and ABC station WAAY-TV. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley, she began volunteering for WDIY where she now serves as board engineer for Your Financial Choices, Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM, as well as local host for WDIY's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered, Wednesdays from 4 to 6 PM.
Sarit "Siri" Laschinsky was WDIY's News and Public Affairs Director until 2023.
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