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FCI Ray Brook sees highest COVID-19 numbers ever

The Federal Correctional Institute at Ray Brook is seen in April 2016. The buildings were originally built to house athletes for the 1980 Winter Olympics in nearby Lake Placid. Converting it to a prison afterward was part of the original plan. (Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

RAY BROOK — The federal prison here is showing its largest numbers of staff and inmates testing positive for COVID-19 ever.

Data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons Wednesday evening shows 85 inmates and 17 staff testing positive at the Federal Correctional Institute in Ray Brook.

The BOP has not been available to explain the situation.

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