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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas prisons won't accept new county jail inmates as coronavirus spreads in lockups

The Texas Department of Justice sent a letter to county sheriffs announcing the new policy Saturday.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice William G. McConnell Unit at Chase Field in Beeville.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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