Coronavirus cases, deaths at San Quentin prison blamed on mismanagment

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NBC News report from Jacob Ward – Coronavirus cases, deaths at San Quentin prison blamed on mismanagement – interviewed the sister of an incarcerated man at San Quentin seeking information from CDCR, and advocates describing the dangerous and challenging conditions for people in San Quentin during a massive outbreak of COVID-19. He also interviewed Jacque Wilson of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office who has had similar challenges communicating with his brothers who are, respectively, in federal custody at Terminal Island in Los Angeles and in Navajo County Jail in Arizona.

He said he learned of his brother’s condition by letter. And in a video recorded inside the Arizona facility published on Twitter, his brother Neko complains of leaking toilets, no masks and unsafe conditions. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” Wilson said.

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