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US: Avoid Covid-19 Catastrophe in Jails, Prisons

Expand Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen on a window of Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2020, amid the spread of Covid-19. © 2020 REUTERS/Jim Vondruska (New York) – Government officials in the United States should rapidly address the exploding Covid-19 crisis in US jails and prisons and follow baseline standards for social distancing, cleaning, and care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.  The 19-page report, “Averting an Imminent Catastrophe: Recommendations to US Local, State, and Federal Officials on Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons,” proposes…

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