US federal prison system’s worst COVID-19 outbreak

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Family members of inmates and local activists want the Bureau of Prisons to release non-violent offenders. Photo credit: Chrissie Rogers.

At a federal prison along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara County, more than 1,000 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19. The impact weighs heavily on the surrounding community and family members of inmates who want to see early releases and better communication.