Pennsylvania Court Orders Death Row Inmate be Transported to Hospital for Coronavirus Test


A Pennsylvania court ordered the transportation of a death row inmate who developed coronavirus symptoms to an outside hospital for testing and treatment.

Earlier this week, Walter Ogrod’s lawyers and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office — which has determined Ogrod is “likely innocent” — filed emergency motions to secure his release and transfer from a state prison to a hospital after he developed a high fever, cough, and had difficulties breathing.