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Activists Fight to Prevent Virus Spread in Prisons

Clip: 04/07/2020 | 5m 54s

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So far in Illinois, three incarcerated men have died from complications related to the coronavirus. A pair of court battles are now brewing as advocates say neither the governor nor the county sheriff have done enough to winnow down incarcerated populations in hopes of stopping further spread. Amanda Vinicky reports.

Aired: 04/07/20 | Rating: NR

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