San Francisco Bay View: COVID-19 overtakes California’s federal prisons, infecting 1,534 prisoners, killing 31

San Francisco Bay View: COVID-19 overtakes California’s federal prisons, infecting 1,534 prisoners, killing 31. “Newsweek reports that more than a third of federally incarcerated people with coronavirus are now in one institution, Terminal Island Prison in Southern California. The Federal Board of Prisons (BOP) recorded a staggering 900 percent increase in coronaviruses cases this week. Criminal justice advocates have pummeled state authorities with unprecedented campaigns for mass releases since early March, warning that California’s state prison system and any adjacent communities are only weeks away from widespread, deadly COVID-19 outbreaks if urgent action is not taken to reduce prison populations. ”