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December 11, 2020

Rounding up some headlines in incarceration nation

An array of press stories about prison issues and conditions, none encouraging, caught my eye this morning. Here is a round up organized by state:

Alabama: "U.S. Department of Justice sues Alabama over unsafe prison conditions"

Arizona: "Advocates concerned over COVID-19 outbreaks, no running water inside Arizona prisons"

California: "Disabled California Prisoners Say Mistreatment Persists Despite Court Orders"

Connecticut: "Judge says Danbury prison is slow to enforce COVID-19 agreement and orders immediate release of 17 inmates"

Hawaii: "90% of Waiawa’s inmate population has tested positive for COVID in recent months"

New York: "‘A lack of compassion’: Lawyers say New York prisons are dragging their feet releasing eligible inmates amid coronavirus concerns"

Pennsylvania: "More than half the inmates at Pennsylvania federal prison have covid"

Washington: "Nearly 50-percent of Airway Heights Corrections Center inmates infected with COVID-19"

December 11, 2020 at 09:48 AM | Permalink


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