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ACLU seeks release of Kansas inmates vulnerable to COVID-19

 

April 10, 2020



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group asked the Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday to immediately release prisoners who have preexisting medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed the class action petition on behalf of seven inmates being housed at Lansing Correctional Facility, the Ellsworth Correctional Facility and the Topeka Correctional Facility. They are seeking an expedited hearing before the state's highest court on the request by the named plaintiffs and other Kansas inmates in a similar situation.

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