San Quentin’s Rolling Lockdowns Are Not Keeping Anyone Safe
We’re still overcrowded and set up for disaster.
My Friend Died In San Quentin Due To COVID-19. His Death Was Entirely Preventable.
Incompetence and inaction by California’s leaders are driving illness and death inside the state’s prison system.
Coronavirus Has Raged Inside American Prisons At A Higher Rate Than Rest Of Nation
All lawmakers have a duty to use every available lever to reduce the number of people in prison, whether by compassionate release or expanded use of furloughs or some other mechanism. Taking these steps will demand immense political courage. But not doing it means consigning people—some just months away from release—to die preventable deaths.
At San Quentin, Overcrowding Laid The Groundwork For An Explosive COVID-19 Outbreak
All but nine of California’s 35 prisons house more people than the facility was designed to hold.
San Quentin Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike Amid Massive COVID-19 Outbreak
About 20 people in the prison’s Badger section have been on hunger strike for the past few days, three people incarcerated there say.
In the Middle of a Pandemic, Prisoners at San Quentin Are Punished for Being Sick
Prisoners are reluctant to report when they’re feeling sick, because they know they’ll be sent to solitary confinement.
How Coronavirus is Changing Life Inside San Quentin State Prison
“They are treating it like any epidemic in prison—that is to isolate, treat and then release back to the population.”