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Stuck In Jail During A Pandemic: Coronavirus Hits NJ Prisons

New Jersey is preparing to temporarily release up to 1,000 inmates. Some have been staging hunger strikes and begging to rejoin their families. (File Photo: Shutterstock) ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — When federal ICE detainees go on a hunger strike, they have 72 hours before they’re sent to the prison’s medical department. There, staff begin working their way through a laundry list of procedures , and may take drastic steps if the situation becomes dire – including holding inmates down and feeding them through tubes. But according to prisoners and civil rights advocates in New Jersey, the fear of a […]

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