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FL: Broward jail inmate with coronavirus dies at hospital

[sun-sentinel.co – 4/8/20]

A convicted sex offender became the first Broward County inmate to die from the new coronavirus, underscoring concern over how the pandemic will pose problems for detention facilities across South Florida.

Alan Pollock, 64, died at Northwest Medical Center in Margate on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Broward Public Defender’s Office, which represented him.

Broward County’s jails have had at least five inmates test positive for the coronavirus, which has been spreading in detention centers across the U.S.

Nationwide, the disease has infected hundreds of detainees as court negotiations take place to release inmates from jails and minimize their risk of exposure.

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  1. Janice Bellucci

    It is unconscionable that a man has died in jail after he failed to provide law enforcement with his new home address. This is exactly the situation we are trying to avoid in CA due to law enforcement’s in-person registration requirement. How many deaths will it take to get the attention of law enforcement, the Dept. of Corrections, the Governor or someone else with a backbone? In-person registration must STOP NOW! If it isn’t, we must continue to file lawsuits so that judges will ultimately tell law enforcement, Dept. of Corrections and/or the Governor what to do and how to do it. Stopping in-person registration is easy to do as evidenced by the Los Angeles Police Department that started phone registrations for all registrants more than 2 weeks ago. The states of Pennsylvania and Oregon are also setting good examples. For the rest of the states, it’s time to JUST DO IT!

    • Jeff

      We have a VERY Evil government that had gotten out of hand of who they lockup stuff for..Supposed GOVERNMENT says we need people to register so we know who they are… BULLSHIT they already do and when they PULL YOU OVER and run your plate it already comes up in their NCIC as I read a few days ago a state considered registering as punishment and it is ! I just registered in MARCH and it took my TIME and GAS… I dont seem to be getting paid for MY EXPENSES for a so called BULLSHIT thing that is considered a CIVIL Duty that im FORCED to do… MY TRAVEL TO, WHILE THERE and TRAVELING BACK is TIME IM SERVING..

      The guy that died… the STATE has blood on their hands… but do they care ? NOPE… its a way for them to rake in CASH !…a.k.a A SCAM they are perpetrating on to the PEOPLE.

    • New Person

      Systematic degradation of US Citizens to be second class citizens.

      Once you’re no longer under custody, then you should have the same freedoms as every free citizen. If you mess up again, then that’s what jail is for. The extension of custody beyond being incarcerated, parole, or probation is punishment as it is cruel and unusual.

      This pandemic exposes how much of a second class citizen we all are. Michigan has suspended their system already because they have exposed SORA in its current form is punishment. But in California, the court system just “amends” the one unconstitutional item at a time than expose how the legislation scheme in totality as written is unconstitutional. That’s why Californian registrants are not getting equal respect as a human beings.

      We aren’t treated as human being first. We’re being treated as monsters first and then realize we’re still part of the human race somehow if we’re willing to challenge it.

      Patrick Henry coined this infamous phrase, “Give me liberty or give me death.” The states and the federal government have chosen death for us, apparently, given this dire situation against humanity.

    • Will Allen

      Well, obviously this person was very dangerous and harmed a lot of people because he didn’t tell this criminal regime where he lived. They would have used that critical information to protect thousands of people. Either that, or it wouldn’t have mattered at all. One of those two things.

      You asked, “how many deaths”? It won’t matter if just a handful, or perhaps 100, PFRs die. It will only really matter if 1 or 2 law enforcement criminals dies. Or even worse, some criminal regime employee like a city councilperson dies. Only then will it matter much. Which is why I can’t really care when those things happen. That’s America.

  2. Saddles

    How this pandemic is effecting jails and prison is a good topic to look up and yes it is very discrimatory to the sex offender when they are labeled violent from the get go and placed with a tier label or something of that nature. It is very biased in many ways when those small time thieves that may not be labeled violent are more qualified for relese during this crisis.

    Even the drug dealers are considered more qualified than those on the sex registry. What is fair today in bringing back true justice and basic principals. A good study of this would make a good argument for anyone today.

    https://www.vox.com/2020/4/3/21200832/jail-prison-early-release-coronavirus-covid-19-incarcerated

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