“When COVID first started, I didn’t hear from him. You don’t know what it feels like to not know if your loved one is alive or dead.”
“Most prisons and many jails have done very little to reduce the population density that puts both incarcerated people and staff at grave risk.”
To keep people locked up despite the looming threat of coronavirus, officials are claiming prisoners lack community ties. Advocates and family members say that’s not the case.
What Mass lawmakers can learn from the battle to end death by incarceration across the country
“Increased patrols do not protect anyone … they are actively harmful to poor and oppressed people who are routinely harassed, brutalized, and surveilled by the police in Boston and across the country.”