AMNY: Solitary ending at NYC jails, but incarcerated at Rikers need more COVID-19 vaccines

“Justine Olderman, executive director of The Bronx Defenders, said that calls for adequate care and warnings were met with “indifference” that led to the deaths of people in custody.

“COVID is still as dangerous today as it was a year ago. Rikers is still overcrowded, people still can’t socially distance from one another. They still can’t get access to basic hygiene products andthe virus is still raging behind it’s walls,” said Olderman.”

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