The lawsuit demands federal officials release medically vulnerable inmates to home confinement and take steps to allow more social distancing.
It’s not clear how many inmates have been released from the Danbury federal prison into home confinement.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the failure to begin construction of a new facility on the grounds of the federal prison in Danbury that would allow about 200 female inmates to return to Connecticut, where they had been incarcerated until last year.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are again at loggerheads with the federal Bureau of Prisons over the fates of about 200 female prisoners who were transferred out of state while serving sentences at the federal prison in Danbury.
Washington – Within hours of Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a new clemency program for nonviolent prisoners, Bridgeport Attorney Frank Riccio was flooded by calls from family members of the incarcerated who were seeking help.