Mobsters, killers, rapists seeking prison release because of coronavirus

NY POST

Thousands of local, state and federal inmates are pushing to get out from behind bars, calling the jails and prisons “petri dishes” for the coronavirus.MEveryone from killers, drug traffickers and gang members to mobsters, fraudsters and accused rapists are making a bid to get out of the clink. They are aided by defense lawyers suing for their release, usually citing underlying health issues that make them at risk of catching the deadly disease in crowded conditions. One inmate at the state prison in Sing Sing died and at least eight federal prisoners in different facilities have fallen victim to the virus, prompting US Attorney General William Barr to push officials to increase the use of home confinement.

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