Health issues in jails have been a cause for concern for many years. Inmates who suffer from underlying medical conditions are at a higher risk of contracting illnesses. This is due to the cramped living conditions and use of communal resources. The pandemic has illuminated this problem as Covid-19 cases surge. Those living in close quarters spread it to other inmates and those working within the jail. Jails oftentimes aren’t able to enforce strict social distancing which increases the odds of getting Covid-19. The stress of getting arrested can also contribute to the likelihood of contracting the illness. This is because stress lowers your immune system’s defenses.
Cases of COVID-19 are rising quickly in Texas and across the country, and jails are no different. Reports paint a scary picture for people living and working inside Texas jails and prisons. The pandemic has emphasized how conditions in Texas jails aren’t sufficient to maintain public health. The people who reside within tend to be more at risk of contracting illnesses. Oftentimes, those who died from COVID-19 while locked up weren’t serving a life sentence and even more were still awaiting conviction. According to a study, 73% of inmates weren’t sentenced to life, and 80% of people who died from the virus while incarcerated weren’t convicted.
Your family can help you gather the necessary documentation to help keep you healthy after your arrest. If needed, they can gather your medical records and medication. to keep you healthy while you wait to be released from jail.
Communicate Health Concerns
If you have any underlying health problems or if you’re immunocompromised inform your booking officer. They need to know about your medical history so doctors can be alerted if there are any concerns that they need to watch for, if you’re on medication, or if you need medical help they can document it. If you were exposed to the Coronavirus, you should notify the booking officer so they can take the appropriate safety measures.
Get Bail Immediately
Getting released from jail as quickly as possible is the best way to avoid suffering from health setbacks. The quicker you can get bail and get out of jail, the sooner you can take charge of your health.
Bondsmen are doing everything they can to work from home and reduce their exposure to other people so we can keep helping anyone who needs our services. We get to keep bailing you and your loved ones out of jail. No matter what happens, we’re committed to helping you get back to your life.
Be Safe while we Bail you Out
At Delta Bail Bonds, we care about keeping you and your loved ones safe. If anyone you know gets in trouble with the law, don’t hesitate to call us. Our experienced bail bondsmen will do everything they can to get you out of jail and back to your life. If you can’t afford to pay the entire bail, we’ll discuss a payment plan based on your income. We can bail you out of any jail in the country, so call us to get in contact with one of our bondsmen today!