As the coronavirus swept through prisons across the United States, mourning families were left to navigate grief complicated by stigma and red tape.
Officials are finding it hard to keep jails and prisons open as the virus ravages both prisoners and staff members. But transferring inmates can spur new outbreaks.
As prison outbreaks rise, the state has moved inmates forward in the line to receive inoculations.
The coronavirus has upended criminal trials in the city, infiltrating courtrooms in ways that threaten both health and justice.
Investigators say the payment of benefits claimed with the names of prisoners, including many on death row, “appears to be the most significant fraud on taxpayer funds in California history.”