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State agrees to provide vaccines, cleaner conditions for inmates at Baltimore jail to end COVID-19 lawsuit

April 16, 2021

All detainees at the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore will be offered coronavirus vaccines by May 1 and the facility will undergo monthly independent inspections, ending a federal lawsuit and providing a level of protection from COVID-19 that inmates and their supporters sought. The settlement between detainees and the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services requires officials at the facility to take steps in line with state and federal guidelines, and with what much of those outside the prison walls have been allowed.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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