Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks during a ceremony in Monterey Park, California in December 2018. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: inmates at US jail trying to infect themselves to get released, sheriff says

  • Video footage shows prisoners drinking from container contaminated by Covid-19 patient in hope of catching disease
  • Inmate who disrupted scheme reportedly beaten by fellow prisoners
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks during a ceremony in Monterey Park, California in December 2018. Photo: AP
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