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Hazelton Prison Targeted for Possible COVID-19 Prisoners

April 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

FCI Hazelton is located just across the West Virginia line on Interstate 68.  Friday, we received word that the prison had been notified it would be receiving inmates from the DC area, where several have already tested positive for COVID-19.  WCBC's Paul Mullan spoke with Richard Hildreth, President of Local 240, American Federation of Governent Employees…

Friday evening, Governor Jim Justice sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, urging him to reconsider a decision to transfer out-of-state inmates to their Hazelton facility in Preston County and to their facility in Gilmer County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the letter

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