“They’re staying at a friend’s house. They’re staying with an aunt. They’re not staying at Park Street station at one o’clock at night freezing.”
“These men and women are the anonymous heroes of the coronavirus pandemic and are among those who least can afford to lose their wages and benefits during this crisis.”
Coronavirus is pushing us from our workplaces, classrooms, and public spaces into our homes. High-speed internet is more essential than ever to maintain social ties. But millions are denied this fundamental right.
From cases where landlords hiked the rental price of apartments and living spaces by 30 to 40% in less than a day, to violations of Boston’s five-or-more rule, problems persist.
“This call for releases is not the advocacy community trying to capitalize on an opportunity to decarcerate … Prison health care is already overstressed and a lack of response will absolutely kill people.”