U.S. Bureau of Prisons

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The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is reporting five positive cases of COVID-19 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Gilmer County, West Virginia, less than two weeks after 124 out-of-state prisoners in quarantine were transferred to the state. 

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This is a developing story that will be updated.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has agreed to stop sending additional out-of-state prisoners to two West Virginia correctional facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A federal inmate has tested positive for the coronavirus after being transferred to a facility in West Virginia. The transfer of federal prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic has been increasingly criticized as those facilities have seen outbreaks across the country. 

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An inmate at Hazelton Federal Correctional Institute has been convicted of assaulting a correctional officer.

Edward C. Crow was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg on three counts stemming from the attack.