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Kansas Supreme Court to hear arguments on releasing inmates


April 15, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court plans to hear arguments from attorneys Wednesday over a civil rights group's attempt to force the state to release prison inmates with preexisting medical conditions making them vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.

The court is reviewing a lawsuit filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas for seven inmates at state prisons in Ellsworth, Lansing and Topeka. The lawsuit argues that the inmates are housed in crowded conditions with limited access to adequate medical care.

The lawsuit contends that releasing vulnerable inmates...

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