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Federal Prisons Placed Under Full-On Lockdown ‘In Light of Current Events’

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Federal Prisons Placed Under Full-On Lockdown ‘In Light of Current Events’

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Federal prisons throughout the United States have been placed under full-on lockdown indefinitely, officials said. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on Saturday announced “temporary security measures” to secure all 122 federal prison facilities “in light of current events occurring around the country.” The measures were implemented, according to the BOP, “out of an abundance of caution.” It’s not clear if the lockdown was initiated due to Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 or the recent breach at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The agency confirmed that operations were already limited due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Tens of thousands of prisoners and thousands of prison staff members have contracted the virus over the past year. “In securing the facilities, the hope is that this prudent measure is for a short period and that operations will be restored to their prior status …

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