As coronavirus positivity rates have been rising throughout New York, 1,713 of the state’s 35,834 prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday, comprising 4.78% of the total prison population. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Wyoming, Elmira, Green Haven, Fishkill and Shawangunk correctional facilities.
Public health experts have warned that to reduce transmission of the virus, prisons should be reduced to 50 percent capacity.
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