More Protections Needed In NC State Prisons As COVID-19 Cases Rise
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Increased coronavirus case numbers and deaths in North Carolina have taken a lethal toll on people inside state prisons. The number of coronavirus-related deaths has doubled since the end of September, and more than one of every six prisoners has tested positive, according to reporting by Charlotte Observer investigative reporter Ames Alexander . In December, four prisoners at four different facilities died in the span of five days. Outbreaks have continued across the system.
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