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Dimora Won't Get Early Release From Prison Due To Covid-19

May 20, 2020

Jimmy Dimora
Credit cleveland.com

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and former county Democratic Party chair Jimmy Dimora has lost his bid  for early release from prison because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The 64-year-old was on a list of eligible inmates because of an outbreak at the Elkton Correctional Institution. A federal judge rejected Dimora's request for a medical release, noting he has yet to serve half of his 28-year sentence for public corruption.   --------- A federal judge ruled this week the prison must begin releasing inmates to help with social distancing. The judge says prison officials have made a "minimal effort" to protect at-risk inmates, following last month's order to identify and transfer prisoners due to the spread of COVID-19. Nine inmates have died, and 137 inmates and eight staffers have tested positive.