After touring the Metropolitan Detention Center and speaking with 17 inmates, Homer Venters, a doctor specializing in the provision of medical care in jails and prisons, reported widespread failures in the facility’s response to the coronavirus.

Venters’ report was filed Thursday in the Eastern District of New York by lawyers from Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and the Cardozo School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, who are representing MDC inmates in a proposed class action lawsuit against the facility.

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