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‘Hellhole’: Santa Clara County suspect who got COVID-19 in jail describes conditions – San José Spotlight

Raul Covarrubias has sat in the Santa Clara County Main Jail awaiting trial since June 6, 2019. While his right to a speedy trial promised a decision by July 3,…

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Raul Covarrubias has sat in the Santa Clara County Main Jail awaiting trial since June 6, 2019.
While his right to a speedy trial promised a decision by July 3, COVID-19 threw everything out the window. Covarrubias, who had no previous criminal history, tested positive in jail two days later.
In an interview from the jail, the 28-year-old from East San Jose described how he experienced debilitating fatigue, pounding headaches and trouble breathing all common symptoms of the contagious coronavi…

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