Federal Defender Letter to AG Barr
Federal Public & Community Defenders Legislative Committee
April 1, 2020

“On March 19, 2020, we wrote to you to warn that our jails and prisons were in “grave and imminent
danger.” We urged you to take “immediate and decisive action” to address the impending spread of
COVID-19 among incarcerated persons.2 That same day, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confirmed
the first presumed-positive COVID-19 cases in the federal prison system.”

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