National Lawyers Guild San Francisco releases letter calling for inmate protections at Santa Rita Jail amid COVID-19

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National Lawyers Guild San Francisco releases letter calling for inmate protections at Santa Rita Jail amid COVID-19

Published by DailyCal

Several months after COVID-19 reached Santa Rita Jail, National Lawyers Guild San Francisco released a letter Oct. 2 that called for Alameda County officials to protect inmates against the disease and ensure safer living conditions.

More than 200 inmates at Santa Rita Jail have tested positive for the coronavirus since April, according to the letter, which was written anonymously by a group of attorneys and legal workers. The letter noted that two inmates who tested positive were released, exposing the disease to their families and the community at large. No Santa Rita Jail inmates have died as a result of COVID-19. Read Full Article