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May 19, 2020

Great coverage and perspectives on incarceration nation thanks to a global pandemic

Though it is disappointing that it took a global pandemic to get some media folk to take a harder look at mass incarceration and prison practices, I am still inclined to celebrate that the COVID era has brought a lot of important and critical coverage of incarceration nation.  Here is a round-up of just some of the great pieces I have seen in just the last few days:

From CBS News, "Inmates share what life is like inside prison during the coronavirus pandemic"

From CNN,"Inside New York's notorious Rikers Island jails, 'the epicenter of the epicenter' of the coronavirus pandemic"

From The Intercept, "Detainees At A Federal Jail Said Their Coronavirus Symptoms Were Ignored. The Government Is Fighting To Keep The Records Secret."

From Newsweek, "We're Not Angry Paul Manafort Was Released. We're Angry Millions of Others Weren't"

From The New Yorker, "Will the Coronavirus Make Us Rethink Mass Incarceration?"

From Slate, "We Have No Idea How Many People in Prison Actually Have COVID-19"

May 19, 2020 at 11:58 PM | Permalink


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