Care at Federal Prisons in Virginia Suffers During and After COVID-19 Outbreak

One of buildings at the federal prison in Petersburg. (U. S. Bureau of Prisons photo)

A bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers is demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons about what they call “troubling conditions” at the two federal prisons in Virginia.

That includes one in Petersburg, where about 200 inmates have tested positive for the virus over the course of the pandemic.

According to the BOP, about 150 of the men have recovered.

Reporter Mallory Noe-Payne has been speaking to family members about conditions there and has this report. 

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