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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Pandemic in Prison

The Pandemic in Prison
You can’t lock it up without letting it loose.
Bonnie Kristian
The advice to slow and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus is by now familiar: Practice social distancing. Don’t congregate in large groups. And always, always wash your hands.
But what if you live with another person—or two or three—in a 6-by-8 foot cell, and you eat every meal in a cafeteria that seats dozens, and you have no soap?
That’s the situation facing around 1.5 million people in state and federal prisons in America and another 700,000 in local jails. As the ...
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