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Report Says Brooklyn Jail Destroying Medical Records to Hide Toll of COVID-19

HeadlineMay 05, 2020

In New York, a report alleges the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn is destroying prisoners’ medical records in an attempt to obscure the real number of people testing positive for the coronavirus and to avoid providing them medical care. The report was written by the former medical director of New York City’s jails as part of a class-action lawsuit led by prisoners at MDC. This comes as attorneys with the Federal Defenders of New York say MDC staff is blocking quarantined prisoners from speaking to their lawyers during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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