Pasquale Zagaria, seen here, was released from prison, with a judge citing the coronavirus as part of the rationale.

 Pasquale Zagaria
Pasquale Zagaria, the 60-year old brother of Don Michele of the Casalesi clan in Camorra, was allowed to return from Sardinia to the mainland on Saturday. Zagaria suffers from cancer, which doctors said they could not treat properly while he remained in prison.The judge specifically cited the pandemic and Zagaria’s health as the reason to release him.

“He risks contagion,” the judge said. He noted that the nearest hospital, in Sassari, was transformed into a COVID-19 treatment center and could not supply the treatments that Zagaria required. Additionally, Zagaria’s cancer put him at greater risk of infection.