Texas criminal justice advocates: Jails, prisons 'epicenters' of coronavirus as more than 2,000 test positive

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

When news of the coronavirus swept across the globe, Jay Jenkins, Harris County project attorney for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, said one place immediately came to mind as a deadly hot spot: jails. “In a pandemic, a jail is one of the most dangerous places to be,” he said.

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