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.


Jake Harper
Health Reporter, Side Effects Public Media

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