The Marshall Project investigated the under-covered topic of what women’s prisons are experiencing during COVID-19. The journalists found that incarcerated women are experiencing high infection rates and prisons have few resources to fight the pandemic. As Next100 policy entrepreneur Isabel explains, for Native American women, family connections often endure extra strain during incarceration. Isabel says:
“Some children are going years without seeing their parents because they’re in federal prisons. Indigenous families suffer extra.”
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