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If US prisons don't release some inmates, coronavirus will be a death sentence for the incarcerated; In a prison environment, huge numbers will die. Essentially, we are transforming their sentence of incarceration into a sentence to death

Mar 28, 2020 - The Independent UK

In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerability we share as a society. We've adopted drastic measures to attempt to prevent a tidal wave of sickness and death. Yet as we act quickly to save our own lives, we have shown little urgency towards changing the fate of people living inside America's prisons and jails. By failing to act, we are essentially deciding that their death is an acceptable outcome - that their lives are not worth protecting.

By now, almost...