Inmate Shares Live Video From Cell to Show How Pandemic Is Wreaking Havoc in Prison

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Harrowing footage has emerged from an Ohio jail which shows a prisoner begging for someone to help him, and his fellow inmates, amid the ongoing medical pandemic.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to watch the shocking video for yourself…

 

Obviously, if you do the crime, you have to face the consequences.

Sometimes people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time or hang out with the wrong crowd.

The word “prisoner” conjures up lots of negative connotations, usually of people who have found themselves on the wrong path in life.  

And prisons in the U.S. are especially bad.

There have been reports of inmates getting into fights, attacking officers, and even harming themselves.

While some inmates have been lucky enough to get an early release, others have been put under much more stressful situations.

And prisoners, who are forced to share cells with a number of different inmates, are at a huge risk of contracting the virus themselves.

But now, we’ve been given a raw glimpse… And it is simply shocking.

VICE identified the inmate as thirty-one-year-old Aaron DeShawn Campbell, who is serving time at FCI Elkton, where 3 inmates have already died, and twenty others are hospitalized as a result of the virus.

And was quite evidently a desperate plea for help, given the fact he was willing to risk showing his face and admit to possession of a smuggled cell phone in order to alert the public about the precarious situation inside his prison, his brother and mother told VICE.

Wearing a surgical mask and a stocking cap, he says to the camera, “S*** you know I don’t even know how to start this. S*** was all good like a couple of days ago, right?”

He explained, with the desperation evident in his voice, “So all of a sudden, out of the blue, f****** everybody just f****** dying and getting sick and s***.”

And have just been left to die. “Like, this s*** serious as f***. Like, they literally leaving us in here to die.”

It’s a truly desperate and shocking situation.

And several times throughout, Campbell films his fellow inmates lying down on bunks, who he says are all sick with symptoms of the virus.

He films an inmate who, despite being covered under a blanket, can be heard coughing and wheezing.

Which was apparently set up to store the bodies of the men who have died from the virus.

And the Bureau of Prisons spokesperson, Sue Allison, told VICE News that the video “is currently under investigation,” and denied that Campbell or any of the other men shown in the video are sick. “We can confirm that after identifying the inmates in the video, none of them were symptomatic of COVID-19.”

For more on the conditions in U.S. jails, keep scrolling to hear what the disgraced rapper, R. Kelly has had to say about his experience…