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March 3, 2020

Connecting realities of incarceration to the outbreak of coronavirus

I have now seen a handful of notable stories connecting incarceration and coronavirus.  Here is a sampling:

UPDATE: On the afternoon of March 4, I receive via email this press release from NACDL titled "Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Calls for Prompt Implementation of Comprehensive, Concrete, and Transparent COVID-19 Coronavirus Readiness Plans for Nation’s Prisons, Jails, and Other Detention Facilities."

March 3, 2020 at 05:16 PM | Permalink


I realize they may not be related at this point but Coleman women’s camp located in the Coleman correctional facility the largest in the US has legionnaires going around now and I just wonder if anyone has the coronavirus but because they’re not tested we don’t know

Posted by: Ed dougherty | Mar 3, 2020 6:01:59 PM

I can only imagine that the suspension of all visits (including attorney visits) at FDC SeaTac (in Seattle, near what we currently believe is the main U.S. cluster of coronavirus) is in response to the virus.

Posted by: mp | Mar 4, 2020 10:42:10 PM

Very good updates on the news. Thanks for sharing, for this is just what I needed in my research. You rock!

Posted by: Gresham Guy | Mar 5, 2020 6:00:24 PM

WE must release all Non-Violent Prisoners State and Federal. Federal FMC CARSWELL is a Medical facility with most of the women in there have serious health problems. Empty all the "Ghost Drug" prisoners who shouldn't be in there anyway! They are no threat and just them alone will help with social distancing, they are 4 to room built for 1!!! This will be Murder if the Gov. does not release them! Vote Yes on Cory Booker's Motion!

Posted by: Randy Cowan | Mar 26, 2020 4:38:32 AM

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