California slow on releasing prisoners to help combat COVID-19
Ediz Tiyansan

Since the pandemic began, at least 5,000 inmates at California state prisons have contracted the coronavirus, and 22 have died. The use of personal protective equipment is now mandatory inside facilities.

But activists, prisoners and their families argue precautions came too late.

California has granted early release to thousands of inmates in an effort to curb the spread, but federal judges have denied an emergency motion calling for additional releases.

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