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Our Reporting on Coronavirus

Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, criminal justice and immigration.

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People who live and work in the justice system face unique challenges.

Mia Armstrong read the reports that say her beloved uncle Brian died of “sudden cardiac arrest” hours after he was released from jail. She knows he tested positive for COVID-19 when he died. But she also knows there was nothing sudden about her uncle’s health problems, or the way he couldn’t get the care he needed as he cycled through hospital and jail cells. Read more.

More on living and working conditions

We’re watching how the criminal justice system responds to the crisis.

As the highly-contagious Omicron variant bears down on the nation’s prisons and jails, corrections officials, experts, and prisoner advocates worry that uncertain access to booster shots and expected staffing shortages will make life even more dire than it already is for those behind bars. Read more.

More on accountability

We’re tracking and explaining the data behind the disaster.

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