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A Case of Institutional Racism in Prisons

 

 

The uprisings are showing that it goes deeper than George Floyd. It’s about institutional racism. Nowhere is that clearer than in the U.S. prison system, the largest in the world, where the coronavirus pandemic is raging and health care is abysmal. BreakThrough spoke with organizers and experts on the conditions behind bars, how inmates are surviving — and why many aren’t.

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