The New York Civil Liberties Union wrote a letter to the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, New York ("Batavia") to urge administrators to release individuals in their custody who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and to ensure proactive plans are implemented to protect the health and safety of those who remain in detention. 

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The letter argues that the Batavia facility must immediately reduce the detained population as much as possible, and must develop and publicize a detailed plan to prevent COVID-19 exposure at the facility.