As coronavirus spreads through nation’s jails and prisons, lawmakers demand more transparency on toll
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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