Federal prisons will confine inmates to cells for 14 days

Clare Hymes

The Bureau of Prisons announced Tuesday it will begin confining federal inmates to their cells for 14 days in an attempt to prevent further exposure to , including proper personal protective equipment like N95 masks. That and the continued transfer of inmates between facilities around the country has left many workers in federal prisons frustrated. In the bureau's statement Tuesday night, the agency said they are coordinating with the U.S. Marshals to "significantly decrease incoming movement during this time."

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