Thousands of inmates released as jails face coronavirus threat – GreenwichTime

Amid fears that the coronavirus will carve a deadly path through prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates – New Jersey alone began freeing hundreds of people this week – and the federal prison system is coming under intense pressure to take similar measures.  Public health and corrections officials have issued dire warnings that cramped and unsanitary conditions could turn prisons into a haven for the virus, endangering not just inmates but also corrections officers and prison health-care workers as well as their families and communities.

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