Disturbing security footage shows inmates of a Los Angeles prison deliberately infecting themselves and each other with coronavirus in the hopes of being let out of jail: “A group of California prison inmates deliberately infected each other with coronavirus in a failed bid to get out of jail early. A sudden spike COVID-19 cases were reported at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic back in mid-April seemingly without explanation. LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Monday that 21 inmates at the jail successfully infected each other with the virus by passing around a hot water bottle and by breathing into the same face mask. Shocking surveillance footage shot on April 26 inside the day room of the jail shows the men passing around a hot water bottle and taking sips before passing it along to the next inmate. “.