Virginia lawmakers warn of ‘deteriorating’ conditions in two federal prisons as COVID-19 spreads

By: - September 29, 2020 12:03 am

United States Penitentiary Lee is one of two federal prisons in Virginia that some members of Congress want federal watchdogs to examine after complaints over how the facilities are managing COVID-19. (U.S. Bureau of Prisons)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.