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Containing the virus at the aging Stillwater facility is difficult because of poor ventilation and cells affixed with old-fashioned, open bars rather than solid metal doors. This photo shows an inmate in his cell at the Stillwater prison on Jan. 25, 2019. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

Prison medical releases unlikely

With more than 2,100 Minnesota prisoners having tested positive for COVID-19 since March, additional medical releases aren't likely, according to the Dept. of Corrections commissioner.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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