NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some New York State lawmakers are now calling for immediate access to COVID-19 vaccines for prisoners.
Starting Saturday, State Sen. Julia Salazar, who chairs the corrections committee, will begin a series of visits to five state prisons, two jails and an ICE detention center.READ MORE: Broadway Theaters Can Reopen At 100% Capacity On Sept. 14, Gov. Cuomo Says
More than a dozen Senate and Assembly members will also take part.READ MORE: Only On 2: New York's Traffic Court To Remain Virtual Despite Other Courts Resuming In-Person Hearings
In response, the State Department of Corrections says all prisoners have been tested for COVID-19 and it is now working with the health department to develop a vaccination plan.MORE NEWS: Car Thieves Increasingly Burglarizing Union County Homes For Key Fobs Left In Plain View Near The Door
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