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On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the federal Bureau of Prisons to release a number of inmates to home confinement. But are the algorithms used to decide who gets released racially biased?

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Attorney General Bill Barr said the Bureau of Prisons could begin sending home some elderly and at-risk inmates amid the coronavirus crisis. "We want to make sure our institutions don't become petri dishes," he said.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday directed the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinement among older inmates with underlying conditions as a means to mitigate the spread of coronavirus within the country's prison system.

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LATEST: Attorney General William Barr says he has issued new recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons to explore releasing certain at-risk prisoners to home confinement to reduce the prison population.

Attorney General William Barr directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to expand the use of home confinement for some sick and elderly inmates amid growing concern about the spread of the new coronavirus in the nation’s lockups

Attorney General William Barr said he has directed the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to expand its use of home confinement for inmates in appropriate cases, as the coronavirus has continued to spread in the federal prison system

U.S. Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinement among older inmates with underlying conditions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Is this a good idea?

LATEST: Attorney General William Barr says he has issued new recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons to explore releasing certain at-risk prisoners to home confinement to reduce the prison population.

Attorney General William Barr says he has issued new recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons to explore releasing certain at-risk prisoners to home confinement to reduce the prison population.

LATEST: Attorney General William Barr says he has issued new recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons to explore releasing certain at-risk prisoners to home confinement to reduce the prison population.

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@PeteWilliamsNBC  reports that Attorney General Barr has directed the Bureau of Prisons to permit home confinement for SOME federal prisoners who complete a 14 day quarantine.

Attorney General William Barr directed the the federal government Thursday to resume capital punishment after nearly two decades and has directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol.

BREAKING: For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government will resume executions. Attorney General William Barr is directing the Bureau of Prisons to change protocols effectively clearing the way towards resuming capital punishment in the federal system.

BREAKING: Attorney General William Barr has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to resume capital punishment, nearly two decades after the death penalty was last used at the federal level.

Attorney General William Barr announces the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Prisons amid the scandal over Jeffrey Epstein's suicide while in federal custody

Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody

Attorney General William Barr has instructed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to change the federal execution protocol and begin carrying out executions at the federal level for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Attorney General William Barr has also asked the prisons bureau to schedule the executions of five inmates who were found guilty of murder.

JUST IN: For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government will resume executions. Attorney General William Barr is directing the Bureau of Prisons to change protocols effectively clearing the way towards resuming capital punishment in the federal system.

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