While COVID-19 Spreads In NY Prisons, Loved Ones On The Outside Plead With Cuomo For Clemency

As coronavirus positivity rates have been rising throughout New York, 1,713 of the state’s 35,834 prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday, comprising 4.78% of the total prison population. Recent outbreaks have occurred in WyomingElmiraGreen Haven, Fishkill and Shawangunk correctional facilities.

Public health experts have warned that to reduce transmission of the virus, prisonsĀ should be reduced to 50 percent capacity.

Read the rest of this article, by Victoria Law, at https://gothamist.com/news/while-covid-19-spreads-ny-prisons-loved-ones-outside-plead-cuomo-clemency

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