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Don’t let them die of COVID in prison

Don’t let them die of COVID in prison
One of the quiet horrors of this terrible year has been the explosion of sickness and death in New York prisons due to COVID-19.

One of the quiet horrors of this terrible year has been the explosion of sickness and death in New York prisons due to COVID-19.That points to a larger problem: New York’s contemptuous indifference when it comes to our captive population of incarcerated people.Unlike many other states, New York holds thousands of elderly prisoners for decades beyond the point of posing a threat to society.New York’s parole hearings — which frequently last less than 15 minutes — often ignore this well-known fact.

It serves absolutely no purpose,” Saldana says about New York’s frequent denials of parole.The question is whether New York will wake up and choose a different direction.

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