Shocking Photos of Overcrowded Prisons as a Pandemic Rages Across the Country
Date:  03-27-2020

Social Distancing is impossible in jails and prisons
From The Marshall Project:

Why would people in prison be especially likely to catch COVID-19? Take a look at these photos and decide for yourself.

The pictures provide a rare glimpse inside two prisons in California that are nearly impossible for the public to view. One is the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, north of San Francisco, which is full of sick and elderly men. The other is the overcrowded California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles.

These photos were filed in federal court by lawyers contending that the state has failed to protect incarcerated people from coronavirus and asking a judge to order the release of vulnerable prisoners. All the photos were shot last year, but the filing says they represent continuing conditions. Continue reading >>>