Supreme Court: Inslee, WA must protect inmates from virus

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has told Gov. Jay Inslee to protect the health of inmates in the state during the coronavirus outbreak. Inmates at a Washington prison had asked the justices to order the release of some offenders after almost a dozen people there tested positive for the coronavirus, but state officials had said the process of letting inmates out will take time.  At least six inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex have the disease. In its order Friday, the high court told Inslee and Sinclair “to take all necessary steps to protect the health and safety” of inmates and to report back by noon Monday.