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County inmates report unsafe conditions, go on hunger strike as COVID-19 cases soar

Original post made on Jan 18, 2021

Inmates in Santa Clara County's jails are on a hunger strike as cases of COVID-19 rage through the correctional system amid reports of unsanitary, unsafe and cruel conditions.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 17, 2021, 7:42 AM

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Posted by addressing systemic racism
a resident of Willowgate
on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm

addressing systemic racism is a registered user.

Here's the full Silicon Valley DeBug Caged in Covid - 2021 Report: Health Crisis in Santa Clara County Jails: Web Link

I support the hunger strikers. Sheriff's department, meet their demands: "It is imperative that actions are taken to further and dramatically reduce our jail populations while simultaneously protecting the lives and welfare of those detained."

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