THU PM Update: With prison employee positive for coronavirus, state ACLU head says urgent action needed

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-- ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director Chris Ott today told the positive case of COVID-19 at Waupun Correctional Institution "really shows the urgency of the situation."
The ACLU and others have been calling for the release of some prisoners to guard against rapid spread in the prison system.
"Lives are at stake, and we need quick, decisive measures to protect the health and safety of those who are incarcerated, corrections staff, and the community at large," Ott said.
The comments came after the Department of...

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