August 06, 2020

ABC News: As coronavirus spreads through nation's jails and prisons, lawmakers demand more transparency on toll

The virus is taking a severe toll on both prisoners and corrections officers.

Citing the growing toll from a hidden side of the coronavirus pandemic, top Democratic lawmakers are looking to require state and federal prisons to open their books on the number of cases behind bars.

Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, and Cory Booker led a group introducing legislation Thursday that would require the array of agencies that administer the nation’s jails and prisons to collect and report publicly detailed information about the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.


Read the full article on the ABC News website here.

By:  Tonya Simpson and Luke Barr
Source: ABC News