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Sick prisoner wrote 17 letters pleading to be freed. Covid silenced him. – NBC News

At least seven inmates have died this month at a federal prison medical center in Missouri, including a man who wrote 17 letters requesting an early release.

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Waylon Young Bird, a 52-year-old federal prisoner with severe kidney disease, did not give up after his request for a compassionate release because of COVID-19 risks was denied in June.
He wrote a letter to his judge that same week pleading for mercy. Then another a day or two later.
Im writing again because this morning, around 10 a.m., an inmate next to me said, Its here, Chief,’ wrote Young Bird, a Native American from South Dakota.
Its official now, that the first case of coronavirus is here…

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