COVID-19: A Crisis Behind Bars

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COVID-19: A Crisis Behind Bars
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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, everyone was in a state of confusion and fear — especially individuals in prisons and jails. Incarcerated people are more likely to contract the disease and more likely to become seriously ill if they did.

Jessie Lauck and Lauren Maingot report on the dangers inmates face in the age of COVID, and the lack of protocols to mitigate spread in correctional facilities.