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Our nation's lockups are hotspots for the coronavirus. The Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca has 91 inmates that have tested positive and 3 staff members. KIMT News 3 spoke to an attorney who has concerns.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 11:30 PM

Updated: Sep 15, 2020 6:46 AM

Posted By: Isabella Basco

WASECA, Minn. - Our nation's lockups are hotspots for the coronavirus. The Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca has 91 inmates that have tested positive and 3 staff members. KIMT News 3 spoke to an attorney who has concerns.

Over the years, JaneAnne Murray has represented inmates at the lockup. She likens prisons to Petri dishes – those behind bars are unable to socially isolate. Murray says Waseca is doing its part to minimize the risk of infection – but says the criminal justice system needs a revamping. 

"The impact of COVID in our prisons causes us to start looking closely at the sentences people are serving, why they are serving them and whether those sentences …

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