Two convicted murderers in quarantine at Fox Hill prison
Updated: Nov 16
Two inmates from the N Dorm of Maximum Security at the Department of Correctional Services have been placed in quarantine and a prison inspector has tested positive for Covid-19.
It follows the death of Prison Nurse Sherry Bain who reportedly died while in self-quarantine over the weekend.
A Prison Inspector, who works in the medical department, is also said to be suffering from Covid-19. Consequently, the prison’s medical department has been shut down due to exposure to the virus.
Among the maximum-security prisoners in quarantine is Reuben Baker, 36. In 2016, Baker was sentenced to 35 years in Fox Hill for the 2014 fatal stabbing of his girlfriend.
The murder victim, Carmine Jean, was involved in an argument with her boyfriend at their home on Alfred Way off Winders Terrace in 2014 when she was stabbed twice in the upper back, once in both shoulders and once in the abdomen.
The other inmate in quarantine is Valentino Yustare, who was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the murder and armed robbery of a man who was sitting in a vehicle in Super Value Golden Gates parking lot waiting for his wife two days before Christmas in 2009.
Although they lived in close quarters with 50 other inmates, those inmates aren’t in quarantine.
Prison Boss Charles Murphy is also in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The Gallery understands that inmates are being used as free labour to clean the prison following positive cases. Prison officers and the families of inmates have expressed concern over this unsafe practice as prisoners are not professionals trained to properly deep clean and sanitize after a space has been contaminated with COVID-19.