• coronavirus Apr 19, 2020

    Judge Denies Request to Release DC Inmates, Orders Better Protections Against COVID-19

    A D.C. District Court judge denied a request to release inmates from two Department of Corrections facilities after inmates sued the department for lack of protections against the coronavirus. Inmates in the Central Detention Facility and Correctional Treatment Facility brought a lawsuit against the director and warden of the Department of Corrections. They were seeking release from the detention...

  • coronavirus Apr 19, 2020

    DC Jails Lack Social Distancing, Inspectors Say

    Inmates at D.C.’s jails are not properly social distancing and there is a lack of enforcement of distancing as the coronavirus continues to spread, according to a court-ordered inspection report released Saturday. More than 80 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, and 50 of them are no longer in isolation after recovering, the D.C. Department of Corrections said in...

  • coronavirus Apr 13, 2020

    DC Grocery Distribution Centers Now Open; Gun Violence Persists

    Ten grocery distributions centers are now open in D.C. for anyone with food needs. At a press briefing Monday morning, Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke about available resources and persistent gun violence in the District. News4’s Mark Segraves reports.

  • dc jail Apr 13, 2020

    Inmate at DC Jail Dies of Coronavirus, in First Virus Death at Facility

    A man who was an inmate at the D.C. jail has died of coronavirus, in the first death from the virus at the facility.  Deon Crowell was 51. He was diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday and “placed in isolation, where he was monitored by medical staff,” the Department of Corrections said in a statement. He was hospitalized the...

  • coronavirus Apr 12, 2020

    Judge Orders Inspection of DC Jail

    Inspectors will soon check the conditions inside the D.C. jail after concern about the spread of the coronavirus among inmates. News4’s Scott MacFarlane reports.

  • coronavirus Apr 12, 2020

    Judge Orders Inspection of DC Jail Following Lawsuit

    In the next 72 hours, inspectors will check the conditions inside a D.C. jail amid the coronavirus pandemic. There’s growing concern about the spread of COVID-19 inside the Southeast D.C. facility. More than 40 inmates have tested positive, according to the D.C. Department of Corrections. Some inmates have filed a class action lawsuit seeking early release and enhanced cleaning...

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