US federal prisons are closed for the first time in 25 years in connection with the riots that began in the country after the death of African American George Floyd.
The US Prison Bureau consists of 122 institutions across the country, which hold about 165.5 thousand prisoners and employ nearly 37 thousand people.
“The Prison Bureau has introduced a national lockdown due to ongoing unrest and unrest throughout the country,” the Government Executive reported, citing a letter from the US Bureau of Prisons.
It is noted that this was done to ensure security until the unrest subsided.
The cops knelt. 20 photos of the other side of the US protests
A wave of protests and riots swept through the cities of the United States after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of the African American police George Floyd. A video appeared on the Internet in which the police handcuffed Floyd, knocked him down and fell on him three, one of them stepping on his neck with his knee. Floyd on the video several times says that he can’t breathe, then calms down. He died in intensive care. After the riots started, four policemen were fired, and one of them was accused of negligence.