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California to Release Some Inmates With Virus Ravaging Prisons

  • More than 1,000 incarcerated at San Quentin test positive
  • Prisoners, staff and wider Bay Area community at risk
Inside San Quentin State Prison

Photographer: David Paulo Morris/Bloomberg

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California Governor Gavin Newsom is working to release more than 3,500 prisoners who are close to finishing their sentences as Covid-19 tears through the state’s correctional system, including an outbreak that has infected nearly a third of inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco.