Inmates In Canon City With Possible Norovirus Say They Don’t Get Soap

CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Dozens of inmates have been quarantined at the Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City.

The Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City (credit: doc.state.co.us)

The Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City (credit: doc.state.co.us)

The prisoners may be sick with norovirus.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

KKTV in Colorado Springs reported that the inmates are not allowed to use any antibacterial soap or bleach that may help slow the spread of the virus.

“The best way to prevent the spread of the norovirus is good hand washing. They don’t provide anything for hand washing. There’s absolutely zero hand soap in our bathrooms to provide any type of cleanliness and there’s zero kind of true chemical to disinfect the area,” inmate Roger Gross said.

A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections said the illness isn’t confirmed but they symptoms are similar to those of norovirus.

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