Inmate Spits COVID-19 At NJ Prison Guards, “I hope you die!”


A woman was charged for intentionally spitting on correctional officers at New Jersey women’s prison this week, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

Lettie Carstarphen, 29, an inmate at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, was charged on April 7 with terroristic threats during an emergency (2nd degree), aggravated assault on an officer (4th degree), throwing bodily fluid at an officer (4th degree), risking widespread injury (4th degree), and endangering (4th degree). While at the clinic inside the correctional facility, Carstarphen allegedly intentionally and forcefully coughed and tried to spit at correction officers, stating “I’m going to give you corona and I hope you die.”

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