A Liberian woman is a federal prisoner in the Kenosha County Jail, and currently in isolation, due to concerns worldwide about the Ebola outbreak. The woman was brought to the jail Wednesday from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, and is awaiting deportation.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said the woman has shown no signs of Ebola infection, after having been cleared by the Centers For Disease Control. But he says jail staff are taking no chances, and have isolated her on a separate floor of the jail complex. Kenosha County, like other jails with excess capacity, takes federal prisoners for the added revenue.