CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Dozens of inmates have been quarantined at the Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City.
The prisoners may be sick with norovirus.READ MORE: $30,000 Reward Now Offered In 1970 Murder Of Marilee Burt
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.READ MORE: Colorado Air Force Reserve Takes To The Skies For Wildfire Training
“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.MORE NEWS: Denver Chefs Team Up To Fundraise For AAPI Causes: 'We Need To Do Something More'
A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections said the illness isn’t confirmed but they symptoms are similar to those of norovirus.