China News Service, April 9 (Xinhua) According to US media reports, the US Prison Administration announced on the 8th that a total of 253 federal prison inmates and 85 staff members of the Bureau of New Corona virus test results were positive. The bureau added that 19 of the prisoners and 7 staff members had recovered. In addition, eight prisoners died after being infected with the new coronavirus.
According to the CBS report, the US Prison Administration data shows that Oakdale, Louisiana, has the highest number of infections, with 47 prisoners and staff testing positive for the new coronavirus; second, For the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut, 46 people were infected with the new coronavirus; in the Butena Federal Correctional Institution in North Carolina, 42 people were infected.
According to the U.S. Prison Administration website, in view of the surge in new crown virus tests in some areas, in response to the order of Attorney General Barr, the agency has begun to review all prisoners at risk of contracting new crown virus to determine which prisoners are suitable for family imprisonment. .
According to website information, since Barr issued a memorandum to the US Prison Administration on March 26, instructing the bureau to give priority to family imprisonment as an appropriate measure in response to the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the bureau has placed 723 prisoners in family imprisonment.