September 16, 2009
[efoods]MEMPHIS, TN – A federal prison in Memphis has been quarantined because of an outbreak of Swine Flu, according to a court document.
United States Attorney Lawrence J. Laurenzi says in the document, prisoners are not allowed to leave FCI Memphis for court appearances because of the H1N1 quarantine.
Laurenzi said, “The United States Marshall’s Service has advised that the facility will reassess the situation on September 21, 2009.”
Prison officials have not released any information about the situation at this time.