All IN: COVID-19 And Indiana’s Prisons

Apr 16, 2020

Credit Provided / WFIU/WTIU

COVID-19 spreads most easily when people are in close proximity. But for more than 26,000 inmates housed in Indiana's prisons, close proximity to other people is a part of life. State officials say they're working to prevent the virus from spreading in prisons, but some say it isn’t happening.

We talk to a Side Effects Public Media reporter who’s been investigating the story. We also hear from someone at a national group working to end mass incarceration, to find out how these stories compare to what’s happening around the country.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Jake Harper
Health Reporter, Side Effects Public Media

Lauren-Brooke Eisen
Director of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program

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