Entire Women’s Prison in Chino on Quarantine After Coronavirus Outbreak

UPDATED 5/20/20

The entire housing facility at the Chino Institution for Women has been placed on quarantine after a major Coronavirus outbreak. Staff at the prison tested every inmate after several positive cases this week.

The prison reports a total of 109 cases of Covid-19. There are no reported deaths. Leslie Van Houten, involved in the 1969 Manson murders has been housed there for years. She has been up for parole about a dozen times. Her attorneys lost their latest bid on Thursday as a court panel rejected a proposal to put her on home isolation. Her attorney argued Van Houten is 70-years old and her entire housing unit is on quarantine. Van Houten has been up for parole at least 3 times but plans to move forward have always been rejected by the governor of California.

3 staff members at the facility have also tested positive for COVID-19. All 3 have returned to work after recovering.