As of Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 4:40 PM, the Winn Correctional Center (WCC) in Winnfield currently has 74 detainees that have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website ice.gov.
There are 52 ICE detention centers across the country with confirmed cases of COVID-19 among those in ICE custody. WCC now tops that list.
Employees of WCC have expressed continued concern over improper safety procedures and lack of personal protection equipment inside the facility. The current reported conditions potentially put the employees and their families in harm’s way from contracting the virus.