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What We Don't Know Can Kill Us

by frank news
April 23, 2020

A recording of a phone call held with a currently incarcerated person was provided to franknews by an individual that works with incarcerated people at Rikers. For personal reasons — both individuals have asked to remain anonymous.

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This news is not breaking, but it is continuous. The recording above [transcripts available below] details the daily reality of facing this infectious disease with inadequate cleaning supplies, no capability to socially distance, and limited medical information. 

New York Times | We're Left For Dead: Fears of Coronavirus Catastrophe at Rikers Jail

The Marshall Project | What Happens When 300,000+ Prisoners Are Locked Down?

The Washington Post | I'm a doctor on Rikers Island. My patients shouldn't have to die in jail.

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