Leaders and activists are calling for a mass release of nonviolent offenders as jails and prisons threaten to become a coronavirus hotbed.

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In US news and current events today, COVID-19 could be a catastrophe in jails and prisons. Officials and activists are calling for mass releases of low-risk and elderly offenders to curb the potential of a coronavirus outbreak in the facility.

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