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Monmouth County Jail On Lockdown, Chickenpox To Blame

Two inmates contracted virus authorities said

The Monmouth County jail is on lockdown following two reported chicken pox cases, according to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.

The lockdown began Sunday after a consultation with the jail's medical team. It will remain until Tuesday, when authorities will assess whether to lift it, according to a Sheriff's Office release.

Sheriff Shaun Golden in the release said authorities were taking every precaution to quell the spread of the virus in the jail, which holds about 1,200 inmates daily.

“Each inmate has been examined and educated about the chickenpox. All of the housing units at the facility continue to be thoroughly disinfected.”

Inmate transports to the have been canceled, with a nod toward video conferencing instead. All programs at the jail have been temporarily suspended, the release says.

Visitation has not been canceled. The jail does not hold visiting hours on Monday or Tuesday, according to the release.

Sal August 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Which holds about 1,200 inmates daily. ___________At a cost of close to $100 per day, per inmate__that is costing County residents about $120,000 per day to hold them all. Property taxpaying residents are going broke and losing their homes due to high real estate taxes in Monmouth County which is one of the highest real estate tax counties in the entire USA.
Sal August 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM
The question we must all ask ourselves is: Are the criminals being punished? or is it the real estate tax paying residents that are really being punished?__because "We the taxpayers" are picking up all of the costs involved with arresting anyone.
anonymous August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Hey Sal, to add insult to injury: http://newjersey.watchdog.org/2011/10/10/the-golden-age-of-double-dipping-in-monmouth-county/

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