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The Bureau of Prisons has not responded to a request for comment so it’s unknown whether Moore was successful in her search for sanitizer, which health experts say is crucial in helping curb the spread of the virus.
Three days before the email was sent, an inmate at the Atlanta Prison Camp told the AJC the commissary was out of sanitizer.
Other prisoners have reached out to the paper complaining of conditions inside the federal pen.
As of Thursday afternoon, five inmates and three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. A total of 114 federal prisoners and staff members have been infected nationwide.