Posted inOpinion

The Coronavirus: Keeping Inmates In

Many inmates across the country were released early due to COVID-19, but many remained incarcerated. Prison programs are currently short-staffed or even closed because of the coronavirus, and it has been this way in New York since early March 2020. Many of these programs are necessary to qualify for early release, either for good behavior or because the parole board wants proof that inmates are improving themselves.

Posted inPerspective

Human Again

Tears begin to well up in my eyes. I can’t help it; the weight of the moment gets to me. This is my chance to speak with someone from the outside: This man who came in on his day off to visit someone he’s never met on their birthday in prison in the middle of a pandemic.