The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is suing the state, alleging prison officials have not taken adequate precautions to protect inmates from COVID-19. The ACLU-MN filed a petition asking a court to force the state to keep people in custody safe. The Department of Corrections did not immediately comment on Thursday. According to a DOC database, 937 inmates in the prison systems have tested positive for the virus, with 270 cases still active. Two inmates’ deaths have been linked to COVID-19.
ACLU: Minnesota failing to protect inmates from COVID-19
By Associated Press|2020-10-23T05:01:09-05:00October 23rd, 2020|