‘Nightmare waiting to happen’: Advocates warn US prison conditions risks intense coronavirus outbreak

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“There is every reason to question whether American detention facilities, as a whole, are up to this challenge.”

Prisoners’ rights advocates are warning that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. may soon have dire implications for the 2.2 million people living in the American penal system, as prison officials across the country shared little about their plans to keep inmates safe and many of the precautions Americans are being advised to take are unavailable in detention facilities”

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