If we let any area become a dense petri dish we’re asking for trouble; this is as much a human rights issue as a public health concern. The essential employees of penitentiaries and inmates will likely infect each other as uncontrollable rates. Some of those CO’s will take it home with them, and all it takes is a small percentage to go about their lives while unconsciously spreading the virus. We have to protect incarcerated populations with the same seriousness as the general public if we want to flatten the curve or slow the pandemic. My brother is also in prison in the Midwest. How do you know this info? Is your family member able to make phone calls? We have received no correspondence from my brother and are very worried. The major point is don’t put people in prison for crimes. Wonder if that will reduce crime or disease? How does that reduce harm to America as a whole? How is that not harmful to everyone including prisoners? This sounds more like activism than any concern for anyone. Sorry that you are not capable of understanding this. It really isn’t that difficult for most. Because the prisons are greatly overcrowded the virus will rapidly envelop all. 20% of them are going to need hospitalization? How are local hospitals to take care of them? How would they be guarded? Who will man our prisons because the guards will also become sick? Not to mention the fact that reducing the I can’t stay at home I’m a social worker we fight when others can’t anymore shirt will save lives. This is not written on your behalf. I understand it is above your level of comprehension. Others, however, may have something to consider. That is what doctors report. And, up to 5% will need intensive care. If those figures are accurate, would that make you think, or will you just come up with more nonsense? As I stated, this info is put out for the thinking people, not for you, but, thanks for playing!