As Coronavirus Strikes Prisons, Hundreds of Thousands Are Released
The New York Times
April 26, 2020

A prison in Tremembe, Brazil, during a riot last month in which hundreds of prisoners escaped after the authorities suspended a temporary release of inmates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Prisons across the world have become powerful breeding grounds for the coronavirus, prompting governments to release hundreds of thousands of inmates in a mad scramble to curb the spread of the contagion behind bars.”

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