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The death of a federal prisoner in Indiana illustrates the incomplete and often misleading nature of COVID-19 data released by correctional facilities.
Thirty three of the 47 people on death row at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, tested positive between Dec. 16 and Dec. 20.
The Bureau of Prisons admitted that after a reporter informed officials about their diagnosis, it didn’t contact any other media witnesses or conduct any contact tracing.
Out of 9 Bureau of Prisons staffers who got sick after working an execution, the agency only conducted contact tracing for one, citing “confidentiality” reasons.
Judge: DOJ unlawfully rescheduled the Jan. 12 execution of Lisa Montgomery, a mentally ill victim of sex trafficking.
The outbreak on death row comes after a wave of executions that many warned could be superspreader events.
Dustin John Higgs' diagnosis marks the first known coronavirus case on federal death row.
The Jeffrey Epstein confidante reportedly had her clothes and sheets taken away while in custody over safety concerns.
The move comes after a legal battle over the plan to resume federal executions for the first time since 2003.
The Justice Department's internal watchdog said it's investigating the death of Jamel Floyd, a 35-year-old Black man who was detained at MDC Brooklyn.