Coronavirus Infections Climb At Prisons And Jails

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The exterior of the Worcester County jail. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The exterior of the Worcester County jail. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for April 22. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • As coronavirus infection and death rates continue to climb in our prisons and jails, the state is releasing some prisoners to protect them. But not everyone agrees it's the right approach. We discuss how to find the balance.
  • WBUR's Fred Thys helps us make sense of the $8.6 million Harvard University got from the federal rescue package. President Trump wants the school to give it back.
  • This pandemic and the ensuing social distancing restrictions have put a real strain on many people's relationships — romantic or otherwise. Over a month into our "new normal," we check in with advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.

This program aired on April 22, 2020.


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