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The number of people who were released from state and federal prisons between March and June, amounting to 8 percent of the nation’s total prison population. States have been releasing some inmates early in an effort to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 among those incarcerated and the staff.

The number of people who were released from state and federal prisons between March and June, amounting to 8 percent of the nation’s total prison population. States have been releasing some inmates early in an effort to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 among those incarcerated and the staff. (AP News — July 16, 2020)

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