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.
“You’re not considered important until you’re really truly needed, such as in a time like this … I think anyone deemed essential needs a pay bump.”
With campuses closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, students from other countries face significant travel restrictions and visa concerns
“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.”