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329 Inmates Test Positive For Coronavirus At Sterling Correctional Facility, 2 Have Died

(CBS4) -- Testing at the Sterling Correctional Facility revealed that at least 329 inmates have had the coronavirus. Two inmates have died -- a 61-year-old man and an 86-year-old man.

With about 2,500 inmates, it is the state's largest prison. Just over 1,400 inmates have been tested.

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The ACLU is warning the coronavirus could become a death sentence for inmates. The group is recommending the release of more prisoners. Gov. Jared Polis said Monday that dangerous criminals will not be released because of COVID-19.

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