Doing Time Bomb

“There are 2.3 million people incarcerated in the U.S. and nearly half a million prison guards working at the facilities where they are held. Collectively, this population of nearly 3 million Americans would constitute the third largest city in the country … They are scattered across our nation without a mayor or governor watching out for them. But ignoring their plight comes at our own peril.” The excellent Cristine Soto DeBerry on the lessons the pandemic is hammering home when it comes to our prison system.

+ Due to virus concerns, Paul Manafort is going to serve the rest of his term in home confinement after serving about a third of his sentence at a federal prison.

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