Reuters report the Federal Bureau of Prisons is under fire from Congressional Democrats.
They're outraged by the BOP's treatment of a 30-year-old incarcerated pregnant woman.
Andrea Circle Bear died this week from COVID-19 after giving birth while on a ventilator.
We have a moral and constitutional duty to prevent additional deaths among those who are detained or imprisoned.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has killed at least 31 federal inmates and sickened more than 1,500.
Attorney General William Barr in late March ordered the BOP to begin working to release non-violent federal inmates into home confinement.
However, the rules have shifted multiple times since then over who can qualify for home confinement, leaving many vulnerable to contracting the virus.