An outbreak of coronavirus at the federal jail in Baltimore has alarmed public defenders and caused authorities to announce they are locking down the compound. State officials report more than 100 inmates have contracted the virus at the Chesapeake Detention Facility, the state-run lockup for men and women awaiting federal trial. James Wyda, the federal public defender for Maryland, said 132 inmates there tested positive in the past month — or one in three.
Outbreak of COVID-19 at Baltimore federal jail prompts lockdown even as feds prepare to resume grand jury proceedings
February 4, 2021