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Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to move nonviolent inmates who are at risk of contracting the coronavirus out of prison facilities and allow them to serve out their sentences in home confinement.
“Many inmates will be safer in BOP facilities where the population is controlled and there is ready access to doctors and medical care,” Barr wrote in a two-page memo to BOP on Thursday. “But for some eligible inmates, home confinement might be more effective in protecting their health.”
Barr directed the…