Coronavirus behind bars

Stopping covid-19 behind bars was an achievable moral imperative. We failed.

This Washington Post article is eye-opening.

Covid-19 is rampaging through the country’s jails and prisons. As of last week, the Marshall Project documented more than 9,400 cases of covid-19 in U.S. jails and prisons, with more than 140 deaths. A Twitter account tracking prison data puts the figure higher — more than 18,000 staff and prisoners infected in the 45 states providing data. The known infection rate in jails in prisons is about 2½ times higher than in the general population, and as of this week, eight of the 10 largest outbreaks in the country have been at correctional facilities.

Read the entire story here….