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More Than 200 Incarcerated People At FCI Danbury Decline Vaccine

Mar 4, 2021

Federal officials say more than 200 inmates at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, have declined to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Federal prosecutors filed a court document Tuesday saying prisoners who refused the inoculations included medically vulnerable inmates who have been seeking release to home confinement due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Another 336 Danbury inmates accepted the vaccines.

A Yale Law School student helping to represent Danbury inmates in a lawsuit against prison officials over coronavirus protections says many prisoners may not trust the vaccines.

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