Act now or coronavirus will sentence more prisoners to death, say experts

Jails and prisons are among the largest clusters of Covid-19 in the US, with infection spreading to surrounding communities

Chazidy Bowman’s husband Rufus has had Covid-19 symptoms for two weeks. His labored breathing makes it hard to get words out. He has had a fever, chills, a splitting headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

But whether he has Covid-19 remains an open question, because Rufus is a 26-year-old inmate at Toledo correctional institution in Ohio, where he is serving a nine-year sentence for assault and robbery.

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