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Government in talks about releasing low-risk inmates due to coronavirus in Victorian prisons – ABC News

The Victorian Human Rights Commissioner is placing pressure on the State Government to release low-risk prisoners due to the coronavirus threat in jails.

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The Victorian Human Rights Commissioner is placing pressure on the State Government over releasing low-risk prisoners due to the coronavirus threat in jails, the ABC has confirmed.
Key points:

  • Concern is high among family members over prisoner safety due to COVID-19
  • Eleven people have tested positive in Victoria’s jails and youth detention
  • The Premier has previously said there are no plans to release any prisoners

It comes as concern grows among lawyers and p…

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