Prisons

Dozens Who Died In Texas Prisons During The Pandemic Had Been Granted Parole, New Report Shows

At any given time, thousands of Texas prisoners have been approved for parole but not yet released. At least 42 of those people died in the 12 months after the coronavirus first swept the state.

At least 42 people died in Texas prisons — including 18 with COVID-19 — during the pandemic after they had been approved for parole, according to a new report.

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