As prison populations are reduced in Michigan and other states during the pandemic, the sewage from a state prison in Macomb County will be tested soon for the presence of the coronavirus and to determine whether an outbreak of COVID-19 may be likely there.
Sewage samples will be pulled from just outside the Macomb Correctional Facility on 26 Mile Road near Interstate 94 in Lenox Township, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice S. Miller announced Friday.
“We’re very concerned about the early release of prisoners. News reports of some convicted criminals and newly-charged suspects committing crimes following their release from custody over virus precautions are very troubling,” Miller said. “We’re very interested in what the data will show.”