Just a thought.
More than a million prisoners have been released during COVID-19, but it’s not enough
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on prisoners. By March 2021, an estimated 527,000 prisoners globally had contracted the virus, a number that has continued to grow as the pandemic goes on.
This, unfortunately, is not surprising.
There are longstanding issues within prisons — overcrowding, inadequate medical treatment and a lack of ventilation to name just a few — that make them spaces where viruses can easily spread.
Many prisoners — who often come from the most marginalized groups in societies — also have underlying medical conditions. Finally, prisoners have not been prioritized when it comes to accessing personal protective equipment or vaccines during the pandemic.
UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR joint statement on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed settings
h/t PANDEMIC OF THE VACCINATED