Detained immigrant comes down with chickenpox days after prison staff said there weren’t enough doctors

One of the immigrants who is being detained at a federal prison in California has come down with chickenpox, according to a letter obtained by LAist. Detention facilities are usually unsanitary areas with poor health care, and it is unclear how many people have been exposed to the very contagious chickenpox virus, which spreads through the air and can take up to 21 days to develop into the rash.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration moved 1,000 immigrant detainees to California’s

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