Since COVID-19 first appeared in the US, prisons across the country have felt the brunt of its effects. By August 2020, 19 of the 20 top clusters of active cases in the US were found in incarceration facilities. With more than 2 million people incarcerated in the United States, it is imperative that the effects…

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Mass incarceration has plagued the United States for years now. There are still over 6 million people incarcerated in America. But a new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics suggests that correctional populations are on the decline. This report is part of an annual series that began in 1958. It’s primary use is to…

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I am at the BOP’s premier medical facility and I had COVID-19 for around 5 weeks before converting to negative in late June. All evidence points to overuse of the SHU here as the cause of the virus spreading on the compound. Being a medical place, not much happens here. So they use the SHU…

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Words from Coronavirus-Stricken Seagoville As I write this, I am incarcerated at a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facility near Dallas, Texas known as FCI Seagoville. As of early July, my institution is making headlines as the federal prison with the largest, uncontrolled infection of the novel coronavirus in the United States. And while the…

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Dear Brandon, I noticed the newsletter article about the Seagoville COVID-19 outbreak, and would like to weigh in on a few facts: 1) When COVID-19 first started breaking out in the U.S., I informed our Warden Zook that if her staff continued to remove their masks around inmates this would break quarantine. There was no…

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