Guys, you cannot make this stuff up! I was just recovering from the crazy madness that is Netflix’s Tiger King documentary today. Then it popped up on my newsfeed that Joe Exotic, the popular Tiger King, has tested positive for coronavirus. Joe Maldonado-Passage has contracted the COVID-19 while he was in prison. This is by far the most 2020 thing that can happen.
Joe Exotic’s sentencing in prison
As Netflix’s popular documentary, Tiger King, tells us Joe Exotic ended up in jail. Currently, he’s serving a prison sentence for twenty-two years for the animal abuse he has committed during his time in the GW zoo. Not only that, but he is also serving time there for being involved in the murder-for-hire plot against his arch-nemesis Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist who opposed Joe Exotic’s zoo.
Joe Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage shares coronavirus news
His latest husband who is still by his side, Dillon Passage shares news that Joe Exotic has tested positive for the coronavirus. He was placed in isolation at the Okhlama’s Grady County Jail. Now, after testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) disease, Joe Exotic is transferring to the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dillon Passage is staying in touch with Joe Exotic and claims that the two talk at least three times a day. Though, Dillon has not talked to Joe since he moved to the medical center.
Coronavirus cases inside the jail are increasing in the US
The coronavirus cases amongst the inmates of prison are increasing at an alarming rate. Dozens of inmates of the federal prison tested positive for Coronavirus, along with 37 guards too! Hence, it comes as no surprise that the US Bureau of Prisons has put all the inmates (about 146,000 in number) in quarantine for the coming fourteen days. That also includes the prison Joe Maldonado-Passage was in too.
The rise in the COVID-19 cases in prison could be because there is frequent overcrowding in these places. Moreover, there is a significant lack of hygiene as well. Both these things are just breeding grounds for the coronavirus to infect multiple people quickly.
Joe Exotic’s coronavirus diagnosis comes after Harvey Weinstein tests positive for the disease as well.
Let’s see what happens next as fans of the Tiger King would be dying to know what happens to Joe Exotic and the Carole Baskin case.