Senator Chris Murphy says the Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to temporarily suspend the transfer of more than a thousand inmates from Danbury to Alabama. Murphy and other Senators from the region asked that questions be answered before the transfers happened. He says the transfer out of Danbury would nearly eliminate beds for women in the Northeast.
A federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman would only confirm that they have not transferred any inmates to Alabama and are not transferring any inmates.
The moves were scheduled to start this month because there was a need for more minimum-security beds for male prisoners.