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Inmates at Puraquequara's prison are seen on the roof with a prison worker as a hostage during a riot following the coronavirus outbreak in Manuas, Brazil, May 2, 2020. Television network Globonews reported that Brazil's national prison chaplaincy has sent a formal complaint to the public defender's office in Manaus alleging that up to 300 inmates at the prison were sick, some with symptoms compatible with coronavirus. According to the report, authorities denied there were coronavirus cases inside the prison. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Inmates at Puraquequara's prison are seen on the roof with a prison worker as a hostage during a riot following the coronavirus outbreak in Manuas, Brazil, May 2, 2020. Television network Globonews reported that Brazil's national prison chaplaincy...more

Inmates at Puraquequara's prison are seen on the roof with a prison worker as a hostage during a riot following the coronavirus outbreak in Manuas, Brazil, May 2, 2020. Television network Globonews reported that Brazil's national prison chaplaincy has sent a formal complaint to the public defender's office in Manaus alleging that up to 300 inmates at the prison were sick, some with symptoms compatible with coronavirus. According to the report, authorities denied there were coronavirus cases inside the prison. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Relatives of inmates of the Puraquequara's prison react during a riot in Manuas, Brazil, May 2, 2020. Criminal-justice advocates have warned for months that jails and prison are potential hothouses for infection. Inmates live in close quarters, share bathrooms and dining halls, and often have limited access to health care. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Relatives of inmates of the Puraquequara's prison react during a riot in Manuas, Brazil, May 2, 2020. Criminal-justice advocates have warned for months that jails and prison are potential hothouses for infection. Inmates live in close quarters, share...more

Relatives of inmates of the Puraquequara's prison react during a riot in Manuas, Brazil, May 2, 2020. Criminal-justice advocates have warned for months that jails and prison are potential hothouses for infection. Inmates live in close quarters, share bathrooms and dining halls, and often have limited access to health care. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Police officers stand in front of the Male Correctional center after a riot erupted at a prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone April 29, 2020. Five inmates and two prison officers were killed at Pademba Road Prison following confirmation of a coronavirus case there earlier in the week, but the government said it believed the unrest was caused by a failed prison break and not related to the epidemic. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

Police officers stand in front of the Male Correctional center after a riot erupted at a prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone April 29, 2020. Five inmates and two prison officers were killed at Pademba Road Prison following confirmation of a coronavirus...more

Police officers stand in front of the Male Correctional center after a riot erupted at a prison in Freetown, Sierra Leone April 29, 2020. Five inmates and two prison officers were killed at Pademba Road Prison following confirmation of a coronavirus case there earlier in the week, but the government said it believed the unrest was caused by a failed prison break and not related to the epidemic. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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Inmates at the Lurigancho jail hold a banner reading "We want COVID-19 tests, we have the right to life," during a protest following a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru April 28, 2020. Nine inmates died in the riot over demands for better sanitary measures and coronavirus medical care, the country's prison authority said. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Inmates at the Lurigancho jail hold a banner reading "We want COVID-19 tests, we have the right to life," during a protest following a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru April 28, 2020. Nine inmates died in the riot over demands...more

Inmates at the Lurigancho jail hold a banner reading "We want COVID-19 tests, we have the right to life," during a protest following a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru April 28, 2020. Nine inmates died in the riot over demands for better sanitary measures and coronavirus medical care, the country's prison authority said. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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Inmates at the Lurigancho jail gather as they demand coronavirus testing during a protest, following a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Inmates at the Lurigancho jail gather as they demand coronavirus testing during a protest, following a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Inmates at the Lurigancho jail gather as they demand coronavirus testing during a protest, following a riot at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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Inmates exercise in the yard at the Marion Correctional Institution where there have been positive cases of the coronavirus in Marion, Ohio, April 22, 2020. As the virus spread, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction began mass testing. They started with the Marion Correctional Institution, which houses 2,500 prisoners in north central Ohio, many of them older with pre-existing health conditions. After testing 2,300 inmates for the coronavirus, they were shocked. Of the 2,028 who tested positive, close to 95% had no symptoms REUTERS/Dane Rhys

Inmates exercise in the yard at the Marion Correctional Institution where there have been positive cases of the coronavirus in Marion, Ohio, April 22, 2020. As the virus spread, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction began mass testing....more

Inmates exercise in the yard at the Marion Correctional Institution where there have been positive cases of the coronavirus in Marion, Ohio, April 22, 2020. As the virus spread, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction began mass testing. They started with the Marion Correctional Institution, which houses 2,500 prisoners in north central Ohio, many of them older with pre-existing health conditions. After testing 2,300 inmates for the coronavirus, they were shocked. Of the 2,028 who tested positive, close to 95% had no symptoms REUTERS/Dane Rhys
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Inmates are seen on the roof of the Devoto prison with a banner that reads "We refuse to die on jail" during a riot demanding health measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Inmates are seen on the roof of the Devoto prison with a banner that reads "We refuse to die on jail" during a riot demanding health measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Inmates are seen on the roof of the Devoto prison with a banner that reads "We refuse to die on jail" during a riot demanding health measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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A fire is seen during a riot demanding health measures against the spread of the coronavirus at Devoto prison, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A fire is seen during a riot demanding health measures against the spread of the coronavirus at Devoto prison, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A fire is seen during a riot demanding health measures against the spread of the coronavirus at Devoto prison, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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Demonstrators stage a motorized protest outside the Correctional Treatment Facility against sanitary conditions inside prisons in Washington, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Demonstrators stage a motorized protest outside the Correctional Treatment Facility against sanitary conditions inside prisons in Washington, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Demonstrators stage a motorized protest outside the Correctional Treatment Facility against sanitary conditions inside prisons in Washington, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A woman holds a sign as family and people concerned about the safety and health of prison inmates protest outside the Washington state capitol in Olympia, Washington, April 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

A woman holds a sign as family and people concerned about the safety and health of prison inmates protest outside the Washington state capitol in Olympia, Washington, April 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

A woman holds a sign as family and people concerned about the safety and health of prison inmates protest outside the Washington state capitol in Olympia, Washington, April 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Prisoners wait at a bus stop after they were released from Bakirkoy Women's Prison to ease overcrowding in jails and avoid the possibility of a surge in coronavirus cases in Istanbul, Turkey, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

Prisoners wait at a bus stop after they were released from Bakirkoy Women's Prison to ease overcrowding in jails and avoid the possibility of a surge in coronavirus cases in Istanbul, Turkey, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

Prisoners wait at a bus stop after they were released from Bakirkoy Women's Prison to ease overcrowding in jails and avoid the possibility of a surge in coronavirus cases in Istanbul, Turkey, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan
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Inmates cut cloth to manufacture preventive masks for themselves at a sewing machine workshop inside a jail in Santiago, Chile April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Inmates cut cloth to manufacture preventive masks for themselves at a sewing machine workshop inside a jail in Santiago, Chile April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Inmates cut cloth to manufacture preventive masks for themselves at a sewing machine workshop inside a jail in Santiago, Chile April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2020, amid the coronavirus outbreak. REUTERS/Jim Vondruska

Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2020, amid the coronavirus outbreak. REUTERS/Jim Vondruska

Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2020, amid the coronavirus outbreak. REUTERS/Jim Vondruska
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A damaged bed is seen at the Monroe Correctional Complex after inmates vandalized the facility in protest, after officials announced that six prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 at the minimum-security prison in Monroe, Washington, April 9, 2020. Washington State Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

A damaged bed is seen at the Monroe Correctional Complex after inmates vandalized the facility in protest, after officials announced that six prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 at the minimum-security prison in Monroe, Washington, April 9,...more

A damaged bed is seen at the Monroe Correctional Complex after inmates vandalized the facility in protest, after officials announced that six prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 at the minimum-security prison in Monroe, Washington, April 9, 2020. Washington State Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS
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Inmates are seen on the roof of the San Vittore Prison during a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Inmates are seen on the roof of the San Vittore Prison during a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Inmates are seen on the roof of the San Vittore Prison during a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Indonesian Red Cross Society personnel sprays disinfection at a jail in Depok, near Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2, 2020. Antara Foto/Asprilla Dwi Adha via REUTERS

Indonesian Red Cross Society personnel sprays disinfection at a jail in Depok, near Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2, 2020. Antara Foto/Asprilla Dwi Adha via REUTERS

Indonesian Red Cross Society personnel sprays disinfection at a jail in Depok, near Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2, 2020. Antara Foto/Asprilla Dwi Adha via REUTERS
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An inmate is pictured as members of Honduran Army distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

An inmate is pictured as members of Honduran Army distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

An inmate is pictured as members of Honduran Army distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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A prison guard speaks with medical workers at a secure mobile medical unit set up at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital to treat prisoners infected with the coronavirus from the Mission Institution correctional centre, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jesse Winter

A prison guard speaks with medical workers at a secure mobile medical unit set up at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital to treat prisoners infected with the coronavirus from the Mission Institution correctional centre, in Abbotsford, British Columbia,...more

A prison guard speaks with medical workers at a secure mobile medical unit set up at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital to treat prisoners infected with the coronavirus from the Mission Institution correctional centre, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jesse Winter
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Police detain a protester wearing a mask during a demonstration outside the Rebibbia prison to demand better sanitary conditions for prisoners inside the jail in Rome, Italy April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Police detain a protester wearing a mask during a demonstration outside the Rebibbia prison to demand better sanitary conditions for prisoners inside the jail in Rome, Italy April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Police detain a protester wearing a mask during a demonstration outside the Rebibbia prison to demand better sanitary conditions for prisoners inside the jail in Rome, Italy April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Washington State Patrol use bomb dogs to investigate a bomb threat at the Community Corrections Field Office located on the outside grounds of the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex, the site of a recent inmate protest after several inmates and staff tested positive for COVID-19, in Monroe, Washington, April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Washington State Patrol use bomb dogs to investigate a bomb threat at the Community Corrections Field Office located on the outside grounds of the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex, the site of a recent inmate protest after several...more

Washington State Patrol use bomb dogs to investigate a bomb threat at the Community Corrections Field Office located on the outside grounds of the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex, the site of a recent inmate protest after several inmates and staff tested positive for COVID-19, in Monroe, Washington, April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Carmella Holt (L), whose boyfriend is inside a minimum security work camp, and Amber Wyatt, whose husband is inside a minimum security unit, protest across the street from the Monroe Correctional Complex, the site of a recent inmate protest after several inmates and staff tested positive for COVID-19, in Monroe, Washington, April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Carmella Holt (L), whose boyfriend is inside a minimum security work camp, and Amber Wyatt, whose husband is inside a minimum security unit, protest across the street from the Monroe Correctional Complex, the site of a recent inmate protest after...more

Carmella Holt (L), whose boyfriend is inside a minimum security work camp, and Amber Wyatt, whose husband is inside a minimum security unit, protest across the street from the Monroe Correctional Complex, the site of a recent inmate protest after several inmates and staff tested positive for COVID-19, in Monroe, Washington, April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Relatives of inmates embrace outside the Cuautitlan Izcalli prison following a riot by inmates demanding the reinstatement of visits, which were cancelled as part of the measures to contain the coronavirus in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Cortes

Relatives of inmates embrace outside the Cuautitlan Izcalli prison following a riot by inmates demanding the reinstatement of visits, which were cancelled as part of the measures to contain the coronavirus in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico April 14,...more

Relatives of inmates embrace outside the Cuautitlan Izcalli prison following a riot by inmates demanding the reinstatement of visits, which were cancelled as part of the measures to contain the coronavirus in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Cortes
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Family and people concerned about the safety and health of prison inmates protest outside the Washington state capitol in Olympia, Washington, April 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Family and people concerned about the safety and health of prison inmates protest outside the Washington state capitol in Olympia, Washington, April 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Family and people concerned about the safety and health of prison inmates protest outside the Washington state capitol in Olympia, Washington, April 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond
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Women inmates sew protective masks at the Aquiles Serdan prison, on the outskirts of Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Women inmates sew protective masks at the Aquiles Serdan prison, on the outskirts of Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Women inmates sew protective masks at the Aquiles Serdan prison, on the outskirts of Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Books lie on the floor at the Monroe Correctional Complex after inmates vandalized the facility in a protest after officials announced that six prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 in Monroe, Washington, April 9, 2020. Washington State Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

Books lie on the floor at the Monroe Correctional Complex after inmates vandalized the facility in a protest after officials announced that six prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 in Monroe, Washington, April 9, 2020. Washington State...more

Books lie on the floor at the Monroe Correctional Complex after inmates vandalized the facility in a protest after officials announced that six prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 in Monroe, Washington, April 9, 2020. Washington State Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS
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Indonesian prisoners approaching the end of their sentences are released to avoid the possibility of a surge in coronavirus in overcrowded prisons in Depok, near Jakarta, Indonesia April 2, 2020. Antara Foto/Asprilla Dwi Adha/ via REUTERS

Indonesian prisoners approaching the end of their sentences are released to avoid the possibility of a surge in coronavirus in overcrowded prisons in Depok, near Jakarta, Indonesia April 2, 2020. Antara Foto/Asprilla Dwi Adha/ via REUTERS

Indonesian prisoners approaching the end of their sentences are released to avoid the possibility of a surge in coronavirus in overcrowded prisons in Depok, near Jakarta, Indonesia April 2, 2020. Antara Foto/Asprilla Dwi Adha/ via REUTERS
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Indonesia's red cross personnel wearing protective suits spray disinfectant at a prison complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 20, 2020. Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS

Indonesia's red cross personnel wearing protective suits spray disinfectant at a prison complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 20, 2020. Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS

Indonesia's red cross personnel wearing protective suits spray disinfectant at a prison complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 20, 2020. Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS
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An inmate receives a vaccination as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a precautionary measure in Santiago, Chile March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

An inmate receives a vaccination as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a precautionary measure in Santiago, Chile March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

An inmate receives a vaccination as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a precautionary measure in Santiago, Chile March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Prison inmates gather by a barred window at San Vittore Prison as part of a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Prison inmates gather by a barred window at San Vittore Prison as part of a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Prison inmates gather by a barred window at San Vittore Prison as part of a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Inmates produce protective face masks, to be used by security members and inmates themselves, inside Roumieh prison, Lebanon, in this handout received April 6, 2020. Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF)/Handout via REUTERS

Inmates produce protective face masks, to be used by security members and inmates themselves, inside Roumieh prison, Lebanon, in this handout received April 6, 2020. Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF)/Handout via REUTERS

Inmates produce protective face masks, to be used by security members and inmates themselves, inside Roumieh prison, Lebanon, in this handout received April 6, 2020. Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF)/Handout via REUTERS
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The relatives of inmates clash with police outside of Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

The relatives of inmates clash with police outside of Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

The relatives of inmates clash with police outside of Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Smoke rises over Regina Coeli prison, as prisoners revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Smoke rises over Regina Coeli prison, as prisoners revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Smoke rises over Regina Coeli prison, as prisoners revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Inmates of San Vittore Prison take part in a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Inmates of San Vittore Prison take part in a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Inmates of San Vittore Prison take part in a revolt after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Milan, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A relative of an inmate stands on a police vehicle during clashes with police outside of Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A relative of an inmate stands on a police vehicle during clashes with police outside of Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020....more

A relative of an inmate stands on a police vehicle during clashes with police outside of Rebibbia Prison during a prisoners' revolt, after family visits were suspended due to fears over coronavirus contagion, in Rome, Italy March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Members of the Honduran Army keeps watch as they distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Members of the Honduran Army keeps watch as they distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Members of the Honduran Army keeps watch as they distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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Convicts manufacture surgical masks and other protective gear to help meet the huge demand, in correctional prison in Nis, Serbia, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Convicts manufacture surgical masks and other protective gear to help meet the huge demand, in correctional prison in Nis, Serbia, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Convicts manufacture surgical masks and other protective gear to help meet the huge demand, in correctional prison in Nis, Serbia, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Members of the Honduran Army distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Members of the Honduran Army distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Members of the Honduran Army distribute protective face masks and gel to inmates at Tamara prison on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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