Coronavirus in Holding Centers

When a loved one is being detained in a holding center, jail or prison, it can be a trying time for any family. When COVID-19 stormed these facilities, families concerns became urgent, and in many cases they were ignored. The pandemic has left many people with countless questions:

  • How did coronavirus get into a holding center?
  • What did correctional facilities do to help stop the spread of coronavirus?
  • What can I do if a family member died in a holding center?

The Barnes Firm has put together a team of coronavirus lawyers to help get you answers to your questions, and hold those responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one accountable for their negligent actions.

  • Contact The Barnes Firm

    Fields marked with an * are required

The Barnes Firm Helping Families Impacted By Coronavirus

Lady Justicia holding sword and scale bronze figurine with judge hammer on wooden table

How Was Coronavirus Able To Spread Into A Holding Center?

This question is on everyone’s mind. As closed facilities, holding centers and correctional facilities should have had plans in place to protect its workers and population from contracting coronavirus. Unlike other facilities where individuals, such as workers, had many potential touch-points with COVID-19, those being held in correctional facilities did not, and they should’ve been protected.

In many facilities, health and safety plans were either not implemented or they weren’t followed.

If your family has recently lost a loved one to COVID-19 while they were being held at a holding center or correctional facility, The Barnes Firm is here to help you find answers that can give you and your family closure. Our best coronavirus lawyer can go over your legal options 24/7.

Allen O

Our Coronavirus Lawyer

The Barnes Firm has been closely monitoring the situation involving COVID-19 since the beginning, and our coronavirus lawyers were shocked and disappointed when we heard that many of those being held in correctional facilities and holding centers contracted the deadly virus. There’s only one way for coronavirus to cause this damage: it had to come into these facilities from the outside.

Correctional facilities and holding centers have a duty of care, and in some situations, that duty was neglected. Our best coronavirus lawyers think that’s wrong, and we’re now fighting for families who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one.

How The Barnes Firm Is Helping Families Affected By COVID-19

COVID-19, Coronavirus, group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections. 3D illustration.

Correctional facilities and holding centers should’ve been some of the few pockets of resistance against the coronavirus since those being held in these facilities had little to no contact with the outside world. However, just a few weeks into the pandemic, these facilities were identified as hot spots for the virus to spread.

How does this happen? Holding centers and correctional facilities must be held accountable for any wrongful deaths that tragically occurred under their watch.

What can you do? The Barnes Firm is helping families get answers and gain closure.


The first step you can take during this difficult time is to speak with one of our best coronavirus lawyers to go over the facts of the situation that has impacted you and your family during a free legal strategy session.

We’re in this together. Pooling our investigative resources, The Barnes Firm’s top COVID-19 lawyer can help answer any questions you have, and lay-out your legal options — and there’s no cost to you.

Throughout this initial consultation, we’ll go over what happened, and identify those who could potentially be held responsible for the loss of a family member during the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike some other law firms, you’ll talk directly with our top coronavirus lawyers, who can outline all of your options so that you can feel confident that you’re making the best choices for you and your family.

Step 2

The next step is the investigation process, in which our team of legal investigators will dive into the many questions you might have after losing a family member to COVID-19 while they were being held in a correctional facility or holding center.

Some of these questions include:

  • How does a person get coronavirus in a correctional facility?
  • Did a holding center have a plan in place to protect its population from coronavirus?
  • Who’s responsible for a family member’s death after they caught coronavirus?
  • Were correctional facilities following the right guidelines and protocols to help protect people from coronavirus?

Our coronavirus lawyers will stop at nothing to get these questions answered. It’s simply the right thing to do.

We’ll investigate the holding center or correctional facility in which your family member was being held when they contracted COVID-19.

Your family deserves to have answers, and The Barnes Firm believe will pool our experience and resources together to help you achieve the best result possible after the loss of a loved one.

Wooden judges gavel on wooden table, close up
Lady Justice figure with scales highlighted

Step 3

The last step in this process is getting you and your family the best result possible. This not only means recovering the maximum compensation your family’s owed, but also holding those responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one accountable so that their negligent actions aren’t repeated in the future, which could cause more families to unjustly suffer in a correctional facility or holding center.

This final step will look into every potential factor that could help maximize your family’s compensation, and hold correctional facilities accountable for their negligent actions which allowed COVID-19 to enter their facilities.

In many situations, your claim can spark meaningful changes in policies at holding centers and correctional facilities, or even adjust the laws the govern these facilities to make them safer and healthier places for the detained population.

Do You Have Questions For Our Coronavirus Lawyer?

The Barnes Firm’s coronavirus attorney is here to help answer questions 24/7, and we’ll go over your options at no cost to you. We understand this can be a difficult time if you’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19 while they were detained in a holding center or correctional facility. You’re not alone in this fight!

The Barnes Firm’s consultations are FREE, and the information we can share with you about your situation could be invaluable to you and your family.