COVID- 19 in Prisons and Jails are unprepared and may now be forced to recommend, in some cases alternative diversion sentences and/or home confinement.
I can only believe that the PSR could play a significant roll in this process.
Six feet apart, unlikely
Why; because COVID-19 in Prisons (Federal, State) and Jails, like Cruise Ships, unfortunately, act as perfect breeding grounds for any kind of virus and especially one that currently has no treatment protocols.
‘Those 55 and older are a growing share of the people in prisons. They’re also the most at risk as coronavirus spreads.’ By WEIHUA LI and NICOLE LEWIS with The Marshall Project, 3-19-2020
Couple this with the unprecedented delay of the federal government to act in any manner to assist state governors since January 2020, COVID-19 has exploded across the country expodentially! These same prisons and jails are already overcrowded, resulting in a healthcare disaster ready to get out of control.
Also from the Marshall Project: “Jails are perfect incubators for COVID-19.” By Cary Aspinwall, Keri Blakinger, Abbie VanSickle and Christie Thompson
ICE Now could be another vector waiting to explode, impacting immigrants and ICE officers alike. While ICE claims to “have a plan”, the horse has already left the barn.
Florida beaches covered with 1000’s on spring break.
In Summary: COVID-19 In Prisons
Provides Current Reported Cases of COVID-19. Use our interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the world
Recent Press Releases:
Mar 21, 2020; Forbes; Can US Prisons React Fast Enough To COVID-19? By Walter Pavlo
March 22, 2020; Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Hajjar – – wrote that no inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, NY or any other federal facility had tested positive for the coronavirus. What she failed to mention is that the BOP was not doing any testing of prisoners. ByJ.J. O’Hara
At least 38 people in New York City jails have contracted the virus. Associated Press
First federal prisoner, in Brooklyn, tests positive for COVID-19. Associated Press