Prisoners' health

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 01, 2020 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system. Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, an employee checks a visitor outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. A doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer says symptoms indicating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility were neglected and ignored. Dr. Homer Venters spoke to over a dozen inmates as he toured the Metropolitan Correctional Center earlier this May 2020. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 29, 2020 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners with COVID-19 symptoms were neglected and ignored as the outbreak rippled through the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer, according to a doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the facility this month...
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A Federal Bureau of Federal Prisons truck drives past barbed wire fences at the Federal Medical Center prison in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Hundreds of inmates inside the facility have tested positive for COVID-19 and several inmates have died with numbers expected to rise. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 22, 2020 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin moving about 6,800 inmates who have been waiting in local detention centers across the U.S. to federal prisons to avoid jail overcrowding in the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday. It's not clear when it would begin. The inmates...
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May 14, 2020 - 10:53 am
ROME (AP) — Italian convicted mobsters who had been temporarily transferred from prison to house arrest for fear of coronavirus contagion are being brought back behind bars, the country's justice minister said Thursday, after their release triggered heavy criticism. Alfonso Bonafede has come under...
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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a closed art gallery during the new coronavirus pandemic, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach County was authorized by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to initiate Phase 1 reopening regulations Monday, which includes limited reopening of retail establishments. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 12, 2020 - 4:08 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Florida's two largest counties plan partial...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks during a ceremony in Monterey Park, Calif. Villanueva says inmates at a jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing a cup of water and a mask, and showed surveillance videos from two units at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. The footage shown Monday, May 11, 2020 captured inmates in one unit sharing a cup of water and others in a second unit sharing a mask. He said 21 inmates in the units were later diagnosed with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 11, 2020 - 5:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisoners tested positive, authorities said Monday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva at a briefing showed surveillance videos from two...
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FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Inmates and advocates said numerous inmates exhibiting flu-like symptoms were not tested or quarantined at several facilities, including at FCI Yazoo City in Mississippi and at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 29, 2020 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Fleming never got to say goodbye to his father. He didn't know his dad was fading away on a ventilator, diagnosed with coronavirus at the federal prison where he was serving time for a drug charge. His father, also named Michael, was held at FCI Terminal Island in Los...
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Healthcare workers perform COVID-19 Testing at University of Utah's Sugar House Health Center Monday, April 27, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah's testing numbers also surpassed 100,000 on Monday, April 27, 2020, with about 4,500 new tests performed. The state is now capable of testing up to 9,000 people daily, but despite the expanded criteria, has been seeing demand under capacity with an average of 4,000 to 6,000 people getting tested daily. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
April 29, 2020 - 7:12 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Germany experts say vaccine, herd immunity vital. —...
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This Monday, April 20, 2020, photo, shows the Marion Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio. A massive coronavirus outbreak that has sickened nearly 4,000 inmates in Ohio has highlighted the dangers lurking in the nation’s correctional facilities during the pandemic and what system-wide testing reveals about the scope of infections behind prison walls. (Fred Squillante/Columbus Dispatch via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 6:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A massive coronavirus outbreak that has sickened nearly 4,000 inmates in Ohio has highlighted the dangers lurking in the nation’s correctional facilities during the pandemic and what system-wide testing reveals about the scope of infections behind prison walls. The state...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2006, file photo a person drive through the gates of a federal prison in Oakdale, La. The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking all its 146,000 inmates in their cells for the next two weeks in an unparalleled effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the focus shifts to the Louisiana compound, where two inmates have died and nearly 20 others remain hospitalized. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
April 13, 2020 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prisoner rights advocates accused the federal Bureau of Prisons of “slow walking" the release of inmates at a Louisiana lockup where the coronavirus has killed six prisoners and infected dozens of others. The American Civil Liberties Union urged a federal judge on Monday to...
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