COVID-19 Prompting Significant Action by State and Federal Prison Authorities

This past week, federal and state correctional facilities across the country have confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 infections among inmates and staff.  New York City’s primary jail, Riker’s Island, currently has the most confirmed cases, with 52 inmates and 30 employees testing positive.  As this blog and other outlets have reported, crowded conditions, limited access to healthcare, and a high-risk population mean those incarcerated are particularly vulnerable to the disease.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris attorney Jovalin Dedaj, please visit the Duane Morris White-Collar Criminal Law Blog.