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Congresswoman asks Justice Department IG to take a look at Coleman

U.S. Rep. Val Demings is asking the Justice Department’s inspector general to take a look at how the Coleman prison complex is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to Michael Horowitz, the Orlando Democrat asks the IG to add Coleman to the list of facilities being inspected remotely by his office.

With about 7,000 inmates and 1,300 staff members, she says, the huge prison complex in Sumter County is “uniquely vulnerable to an outbreak.”

So far, the Bureau of Prisons is reporting that one inmate and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

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