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June 16, 2020

Another round-up of troubling carceral headlines and stories as coronavirus continues to ravage incarcerated populations

I did a round-up post last week of headlines and stories as a reminder of dire realities that persist as incarceration nation continues to confront a coronavirus pandemic.  As assembled below, a big new story from the New York Times highlighting increased COVID cases and deaths is just one of a number of new disconcerting stories emerging from our jails and prisons:

From ABC News, "Lawmakers worry about COVID-19 spread after Bureau of Prisons officers deployed to protests"

From The Appeal, "Grim Stories From Inside An Arkansas Prison Capture The Toll Of Covid-19"

From The Hill, "Coronavirus deaths up 73 percent in US prisons in past month: report"

From The New Yorker, "Punishment by Pandemic: In a penitentiary with one of the U.S.’s largest coronavirus outbreaks, prison terms become death sentences."

From the New York Times, "Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply in Prisons Even as They Plateau Nationwide"

From NPR, "As COVID-19 Spreads In Prisons, Lockdowns Spark Fear Of More Solitary Confinement"

From Quartz, "There are more Covid-19 cases in some US prisons than in entire countries"

From STAT, "‘Obsessed with staying alive’: Inmates describe a prison’s piecemeal response to a fatal Covid-19 outbreak"

June 16, 2020 at 09:39 AM | Permalink


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