Inmates at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution have received tablets that the state Department of Correction said would be used for approved educational and programming materials and to communicate with loved ones. The state Department of Correction said it has distributed more than 1,500 computer tablets to inmates at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution. Officials said inmates will not have access to the…
Since coronavirus entered the U.S., nearly 16,000 have fallen ill of COVID-19 and 134 have died. That number does not include people incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. The Marshall Project’s criminal justice reporter Keri Blakinger explains why the general public should care about protecting people in prisons.