Rikers Island Inmates Offered $6 Per Hour to Dig Mass Graves as COVID-19 Deaths Rise

And at the New York City jail, 167 inmates and 137 staff members have tested positive for coronavirus so far.  BY LUKE DARBY - March 31, 2020 - from GQ Photo: David Dee Delgado In a speech on Tuesday, Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the country, said there are "glimmers" that social distancing is slowing … Continue reading Rikers Island Inmates Offered $6 Per Hour to Dig Mass Graves as COVID-19 Deaths Rise

‘Disaster waiting to happen’: Thousands of inmates released as jails and prisons face coronavirus threat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/ice-detainees-threaten-suicide-stage-protests-over-coronavirus-fears/2020/03/25/8232738e-0b1e-4fdb-8538-456e269a8eb7_video.html By Kimberly Kindy and Dalton Bennett - The Washington Post - March 25, 2020 Amid fears that the coronavirus will carve a deadly path through prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates — New Jersey alone began freeing hundreds of people this week — and the federal prison system is coming under intense pressure to take … Continue reading ‘Disaster waiting to happen’: Thousands of inmates released as jails and prisons face coronavirus threat

1,000 Inmates Will Be Released From N.J. Jails to Curb Coronavirus Risk

No other state is thought to have taken such sweeping action to reduce its jail population in response to the pandemic. An order was signed late Sunday authorizing the release of offenders serving certain types of sentences in county jails.Credit...Ángel Franco/The New York Times By Tracey Tully - March 23, 2020k - The New York Times … Continue reading 1,000 Inmates Will Be Released From N.J. Jails to Curb Coronavirus Risk