Not all news is bad. Prisoner releases/revolts. Moratoriums on arrests. Universities going online. K-12 schools closing. Debt revolts brewing. Demands for worker/small business bailouts. Ruling class malevolence and government incompetence fully exposed. Let’s turn the global pandemic into a global revolutionary battle.
Public health and corrections officials have issued dire warnings that cramped and unsanitary conditions could turn prisons into a haven for the virus, endangering not just inmates but also corrections officers and prison health-care workers as well as their families and communities.
Criminal-justice reform advocates from across the political spectrum urged President Trump on Tuesday to use his clemency power to commute the sentences of inmates eligible for “compassionate release” and others who could be at risk, particularly the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.