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BOP COVID-19 UPDATE -- May 24, 2021

Quick Facts:

Currently positive-testing inmates: 62 (down from 68)

Currently positive-testing staff: 128 (up from 127)

Recovered inmates: 45,682 (down from 45,682)

Recovered staff: 6,828 (up from 6,828)

Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing inmates:

Big Spring FCI: 4 (unchanged)

Carswell FMC:: 4 (unchanged)

Big Spring FCI: 4

Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing staff:

Pekin FCI: 8 (unchanged)

Central Office HQ: 7 (up from 6)

Beaumont Medium FCI: 5 (unchanged0

System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 128,982 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,712 in community-based facilities. Today's stats:

Completed tests: 114090 (up from 114,029)

Positive tests: 45,007 (down from 45,073)

Case Note: Need to place children in foster care not extraordinary and compelling...

In U.S. v. Jamellia Kibby, 2021 WL 2009568 (S.D. Ohio May 20, 2021) (Graham, J.), the court concluded that "defendant's particular childcare difficulties in this case and the possibility that defendant's children may be placed in foster care until her full release in October [2021] do not constitute an extraordinary and compelling reason for her early release. The care of minor children while a parent is incarcerated is a problem faced by many convicted defendants. The fact that defendant's close family members are unwilling or unable to assume the responsibility of looking after defendant's children, while unfortunate, is not uncommon or extraordinary.”

Death Watch: The BOP has identified the inmate fatality last week as that of Larry Harris, 74 of FCI Englewood. Additionally one more -- as yet unnamed -- inmate has died from COVID-19. The inmate COVID-19 death toll now stands at 237. Five of these inmates died while on home confinement. Staff fatalities remain at 4.

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