Virginia lawmakers warn of ‘deteriorating’ conditions in two federal prisons amid COVID-19 spread

3,542 cases, 24 deaths reported at state and federal prisoners in Virginia

By: - September 29, 2020 3:25 pm

United States Penitentiary Lee is one of two federal prisons in Virginia that some members of Congress want federal watchdogs to examine after complaints over how the facilities are managing COVID-19. (U.S. Bureau of Prisons)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the Washington, D.C., bureau of States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit news outlets that includes Colorado Newsline.

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