As coronavirus spreads through nation’s jails and prisons, lawmakers demand more transparency on toll
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ABC News
August 6, 2020

ABC News reports: “Top¬†Democratic lawmakers are looking to require state and federal prisons to open their books on the number of cases behind bars.”

In the article, these startling facts broadcast how COVID-19 impacts inmates. “According to the Bureau of Prisons, 108 inmates have died of COVID-19 and over 10,000 inmates have tested positive. More than 1,200 corrections officers have been infected by COVID-19. At FCI Lompoc in California, which has been hit hard by the virus, 78% of inmates tested, came back positive for COVID-19.”

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