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Lawsuit seeks release of 15,000 inmates amid coronavirus outbreak

A federal lawsuit alleging cruel and unusual punishment seeks the release of more than 15,000 inmates from Ohio’s coronavirus-afflicted state prison system. The action was filed Friday by four inmates in U.S. District Court in Columbus against Gov. Mike DeWine and Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith. Unless medically vulnerable and other prisoners are released to reduce overcrowding and permit more social distancing, inmates […]
Source: The Daily Jeff – News from Camberidge OH

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