Families, advocates still worried about COVID-19 spread at Fort Dix prison

For months, Fort Dix has had the most positive COVID-19 cases in federal prison system

Federal prisons across the country are on lockdown as law enforcement braces for potential violence ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The Bureau of Prisons says the cautionary lockdown started at midnight Saturday “in light of current events across the country.” No specific threat has been identified.

Meanwhile, in New Jersey vaccinations of inmates at Fort Dix federal prison began Tuesday. It comes after a recent COVID-19 outbreak that infected nearly 800 inmates at the facility in Burlington County. The prison has come under heavy criticism from inmates’ relatives and members of Congress. Now, there’s a call for the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate. Senior Correspondent David Cruz reports.