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Federal prisons will confine inmates to cells for 2 weeks due to coronavirus

Federal prisons will confine inmates to cells for 2 weeks due to coronavirus

The US federal prison system will move to a heightened state of lockdown as it fights the spread of coronavirus behind bars, the Bureau of Prisons announced. Beginning Wednesday, inmates will be confined to their cells for a two-week period, with exceptions for certain programs and services like mental health treatment and education. Limited group…MORE

Coronavirus is just getting started. And your bills are due

Twin forces are colliding in American households with vicious results. First, the Covid-19 outbreak is not going anywhere. Monday saw a new record number of reported deaths (more than 500). New projections suggest that more than 84,000 Americans will die in the coming months. Second, the hard reality that we are still nowhere near the…MORE

This is exactly how narrow Bernie Sanders’ path is

In an interview with late-night host Seth Meyers, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that while his chances of beating former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination aren’t great that chance still does exist. “There is a path,” Sanders said. “It is admittedly a narrow path.” Which got me to thinking: Just how narrow…MORE

Inmates sue for soap and paper towels as coronavirus spreads in jails

Prisoners are running out of soap and cleaning solution, then wiping their hands on their uniforms because paper towels aren’t available. Detainees are using the same towels they use to clean jail cells to bathe and dry their hands. And there’s no hand sanitizer allowed for prisoners. That’s the grim situation described in a lawsuit…MORE

Wisconsin is moving forward with April 7 primary despite coronavirus concerns

Wisconsin is moving forward with April 7 primary despite coronavirus concerns

Wisconsin is moving forward with plans to hold its primary election next Tuesday, creating a chaotic scenario that’s left state and local election officials scrambling to hold a primary in the middle of a pandemic. Wisconsin elections officials are trying to keep up as absentee ballots surge, poll workers drop out and supplies are in…MORE

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