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US puts federal prisons on lockdown over virus fears

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The US confined all its federal inmates, nearly 170,000 people, to their cells and wards Wednesday for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus, an especially dire concern in the country with the world's largest prison population.

[WASHINGTON] The US confined all its federal inmates, nearly 170,000 people, to their cells and wards Wednesday for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus, an especially dire concern in the country with the world's largest prison population.

So far 29 inmates and 30...

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