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Congressional Dems Blast Feds Over Pregnant Inmate's COVID-19 Death

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Published on April 30, 2020 - Duration: 00:43s

Congressional Dems Blast Feds Over Pregnant Inmate's COVID-19 Death

Reuters report the Federal Bureau of Prisons is under fire from Congressional Democrats.

They're outraged by the BOP's treatment of a 30-year-old incarcerated pregnant woman.

Andrea Circle Bear died this week from COVID-19 after giving birth while on a ventilator.

We have a moral and constitutional duty to prevent additional deaths among those who are detained or imprisoned.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler Chairman, House Judiciary Committee The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has killed at least 31 federal inmates and sickened more than 1,500.

Attorney General William Barr in late March ordered the BOP to begin working to release non-violent federal inmates into home confinement.

However, the rules have shifted multiple times since then over who can qualify for home confinement, leaving many vulnerable to contracting the virus.

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