Here And There with Dave Marash

The MDC, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque is like most jails full of innocent people awaiting trial. Much too full, reports Austin Fisher of Source NM, for a shrinking staff of correction officers to handle. It's become something of a death trap, in part because of unfilled gaps in medical and mental health care.  Making the crises worse ... dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and a cyberattack that put everyone into lockdown. Inmates can't shower, get mail, meet with their lawyers or leave their cells for more than half an hour a day. 

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