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How Helping Prisons Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks Helps Society

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How Helping Prisons Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks Helps Society

How Helping Prisons Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks Helps Society

Public health experts say trying to control the spread of the new coronavirus inside jails and prisons is a unique challenge.

At least 5,000 prisoners and 300 prison staff in state and federal prisons across the US have tested positive for COVID-19.

While prisons are designed to keep criminals away from the general public, inmates infected with COVID-19 face serious potential health consequences.

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