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June 19, 2020

More notable reporting on the persistently notable carceral challenges posed by COVID-19

It has only been a few days since I rounded up, in this post, some headlines and stories about incarceration nation's continued struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.  But, in just that short time, I have seen enough notable new pieces that I thought it time to do another one.  The first two pieces are lengthy accounts of prison failings and worth every moment, the others provide a snapshot of ugly realities in particular jurisdictions:

From The Marshall Project, "'I Begged Them To Let Me Die': How Federal Prisons Became Coronavirus Death Traps."

From ProPublica, "The Prison Was Built to Hold 1,500 Inmates. It Had Over 2,000 Coronavirus Cases."


From The Guardian, "San Quentin: outcry after Covid-19 cases at California prison triple in two weeks"

From KVUE, "State prisons remain a hot spot for COVID-19 in Texas"

From The News & Observer, "North Carolina to test all 31,200 state prison inmates for coronavirus"

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "The coronavirus continues to spread in the Missouri prison system"

From The Spokesman-Review, "Central Washington prison has high number of COVID-19 cases"

From WTOC (Georgia), "Coastal State Prison reports highest number of inmate deaths related to COVID-19"

June 19, 2020 at 11:44 AM | Permalink


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