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Do prisoners have equal protection from COVID-19?

Cite and release, jailhouse lawyer, apology round out roundup

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

FILE – This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Welcome to Monday, the 217th anniversary of mortally wounded Navy Capt. John Lawrence’s  last command on the U.S.S Chesapeake: “Don’t give up the ship.”

Here are some news items to get your week started.

— Is the federal government playing favorites in its COVID-19-related prison releases?

— Texas city adopts cite and release for non-violent crimes.

— Jailhouse lawyer becomes real attorney and inspires television show.

— Phoenix police chief apologizes for guidelines calling for journalists’ arrest.

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