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Housing Detainees in Overcrowded Prisons Poses Health Risks

July 09, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has already been under a huge strain since President Trump took office, following the misguided hiring freeze, budget cuts, and staffing reductions. Now, the men and women who safeguard these prisons are being asked to oversee 1,600 detainees in five federal prisons - posing severe health and safety risks to correctional officers, detainees, inmates, and the surrounding communities.

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