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Another COVID Outbreak hits San Quentin, Despite High Vaccination Rates Among Incarcerated People

JOE KUKURA A somewhat low vaccination rate among prison guards has produced a predictable result, as San Quentin State Prison, and all California state prisons, are in full lockdown.  The Marin County correctional facility San Quentin State Prison was severely affected by COVID-19 outbreaks in the early summer of 2020, when nearly a third of inmates caught the virus, […]

Release – don’t transfer – 50,000 medically vulnerable people from California prisons

November 25, 2020UCSF White Coats for Black Lives, SF Bayview On Oct. 1, Kathleen Allison was appointed secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) by Gov. Newsom in the midst of continuing COVID-19 outbreaks within state prisons. Since March 2020, over 15,500 incarcerated people have tested positive for COVID-19 in California’s state […]

Trapped in the Dungeon

February 5, 2021Adamu Chan, Slate San Quentin State Prison has been, for some time now, the site of the worst public health crisis in California’s history. As a newly released report by California’s Office of the Inspector General details, the state transferred incarcerated people from another prison into San Quentin without adequately testing them, seeding an outbreak […]

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