Since the state’s highest court ruled some inmates could be let out in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in correctional facilities, approximately 45 motions have been filed on behalf of Berkshire County defendants seeking to be released.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that according to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, twenty-two of those motions were approved by the court, 15 have been denied and eight are still under consideration.

Last week, none of the inmates at the Berkshire Jail and House of Correction had tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been no new positive cases among the jail's correctional officers and staff during the week of April 5-13.