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Report: 80% Of Texas Jail Inmates Dead Of Coronavirus Hadn’t Been Convicted

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A new report says 80-percent of Texas jail inmates who died of the coronavirus were never convicted of a crime. They were all in pretrial detention.

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin also reviewed data for prisons. At least 231 inmates died of the virus between March and October. Nine of them had been approved for parole and were awaiting release, and more than half were eligible for parole.

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