A public health emergency in Pennsylvania's prisons
40 people incarcerated in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections have died from COVID-19. 29 of them have died since October 15. As of December 7, there are 2,000 active cases among the DOC population.
Robert Saleem Holbrook of Abolitionist Law Center joins the podcast to discuss the urgency of this moment and the failure of Governor Wolf's response. He also talks about how the state victim advocate and the Pennsylvania attorney general have contributed to mass incarceration, why people sentenced to death-by-incarceration should have the chance to come home, and how "a movement" gave him that chance.
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