Schools and universities are closed, states have gone into mandated quarantine, and yet prisons and migrant detention centers where children and many of our nation’s elderly and ill reside are still "open for business." Congress must take the necessary steps to ensure that the incarcerated population in detention centers and prisons are not fatally impacted by the coronavirus.
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