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Michigan inmates fear punitive responses to COVID-19 in state prisons

Aug 25, 2020

In April and May, Michigan prisons saw a wave of COVID-19 infections among inmates. Things simmered down in midsummer, but have spiked again recently with a large outbreak at the Muskegon Correctional Facility.

Throughout the pandemic, prisoners have raised concerns about how the Michigan Department of Corrections is responding to COVID-19 in the state's prisons. 

Joey Horan is a reporter with Outlier Media. In an investigation for Bridge Magazine, he found that once the virus enters a facility, prison officials rely heavily on punitive measures to control its spread.

Horan spoke with Michigan Radio Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about what he found. You can hear the full interview at the top of the page.

Read more from Bridge Magazine: "Care or punishment? Michigan prisoners placed in solitary as COVID surges" by Joey Horan