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Hennepin County Jail population cut by 26% to curb COVID-19 spread

Hennepin County Jail population cut by 26% to curb COVID-19 spread Photo: KSTP.

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Updated: March 23, 2020 03:31 PM
Created: March 23, 2020 02:52 PM

Monday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the population of the county jail has been cut by 26% as a part of the county's effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

According to Freeman, prosecutors have been working to release people who are waiting to appear in court and have no record of violence. He added those individuals have been charged with "relatively minor felonies."

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