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June 30, 2020

Persistent prison problems as COVID-19 continues to course through carceral environments

It has been a few weeks since I rounded up, in this post and this post, some headlines and stories about incarceration nation's continued struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.  But ugly realities in carceral settings have not gone away, nor has the good reporting and research.  The first few pieces below are extended or updated reviews of national prison problems, the others are just a few media pieces providing snapshots of recent developments in a few particular jurisdictions:

From The Marshall Project, "A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons"

From the Prison Policy Initiative, "What do we know about the spread — and toll — of the coronavirus in state prisons?"

From The Sentencing Project, "COVID-19 in Juvenile Facilities"


From the Alabama Political Reporter, "Sixth Alabama inmate dies after positive COVID-19 test"

From KWTX, "COVID-19 has claimed dozens of lives in Texas prisons"

From Lake County Record-Bee, "California prisons are COVID hotbeds despite billions spent on inmate health"

From the Miami Herald, "2 in Homestead are first female Florida prisoners to die of COVID-19, after 21 male fatalities"

From the Nashville Post, "CoreCivic reports $25M in profits as COVID infects 2,500+ inmates"

From New Mexico In Depth, "Massive COVID-19 outbreak at a southern NM prison hits just one type of inmates — sex offenders. That’s by design."

From WBEZ, "Democrats And Republicans Are Critical Of Pritzker’s Handling Of COVID-19 In Prisons"

June 30, 2020 at 12:29 PM | Permalink


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