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Coronavirus in Texas

70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus. Experts say it's time for more testing and fewer inmates.

Some of the nation's biggest COVID-19 outbreaks have been in prisons and jails, and they can quickly spread to surrounding communities. Are Texas prisons doing enough to protect inmates, staff and the public?

The exterior of Huntsville Unit, a prison in Huntsville, on Nov. 14, 2019.

The push for testing

An evolving response

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