DE lawmakers want committee to probe prisons’ virus response

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A group of lawmakers in Delaware want a special committee to investigate how the state’s Department of Correction has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

The News Journal reported Wednesday that state legislators will introduce a resolution to create the committee and have it make recommendations regarding prison healthcare. A separate bill is aimed at allowing some prisoners early release. Delaware’s prisons have seen more than 1,750 prisoners infected with the virus and 12 die. Prisoners have questioned whether prison officials have exacerbated the spread of the virus.

State prison officials have disputed those opinions as “false narratives” and portrayed the situation as under control.



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