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US prisoners to be confined to cells for two weeks

Those who work with inmates say the coronavirus pandemic highlights long-standing shortcomings with healthcare and reintegration efforts.

In the United States, prison inmates are to be confined to their cells for two weeks in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports on why the prison population is considered particularly vulnerable at this time.