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Judge releases 2 immigrants due to health risks at jail

The state has revealed scant details about the number of inmates and workers being tested in...
The state has revealed scant details about the number of inmates and workers being tested in Florida’s prison system, where 63 corrections workers and 44 inmates have tested positive for the highly contagious virus as of Thursday, according to the Department of Corrections. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: May. 13, 2020 at 9:50 PM EDT
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A judge has ordered the federal government to release two immigrants from a jail in Calhoun County, saying their health is at risk from the coronavirus.

The American Civil Liberties Union has had some success in winning the release of immigrants who have been locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while awaiting deportation hearings or other steps.

The conditions of Michigan prisons and jails have been challenged during the virus outbreak. Federal Judge Judith Levy says, “COVID-19 does not respect prison walls.” The government said it has been responding appropriately to virus risks among detainees.