Michigan

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  6. Being in prison during a pandemic

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    A prison in Massachusetts being cleaned during the coronavirus pandemic
    Image caption: A prison in Massachusetts being cleaned during the coronavirus pandemic

    Around the world, many short-term inmates have been released early or temporarily to help contain the spread of Covid-19 in prisons.

    Jessica Vicsik, 25, was one of those released temporarily from Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Michigan, US, on 15 April.

    “It’s a nightmare in there," she told BBC OS. "We can’t go in or out. The guards, doctors and nurses come in and out every day, and that’s how we were getting [Covid-19]. They didn’t start wearing protective equipment for a couple of weeks.

    “We pregnant women – four of us were trapped inside with no doors open, no windows, and it was affecting us. I was told it’s so much worse out here, which it is because there’s a lot more people and it’s open. But at the same time, that’s our family. We know where our people are going – we don’t know where they (the guards) are going.”

    In response, a representative for the facility said: “The CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines said people did not have to wear masks at the beginning of this outbreak. When the guidance changed from the federal government, we provided every prisoner and every prison employee with three masks and required they wear them every day.

    "We have also done mass testing at nearly every prison in the state and by the end of this week we will have tested every prisoner in the state, making us the first state in the country to do so.”

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