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Dr. Yusef Salaam, who was wrongfully incarcerated in 1990 for a crime he did not commit, implored elected officials and law enforcement to do more to combat the spread of COVID-19 in America’s prisons and jails. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP.

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Dr. Yusef Salaam of ‘Exonerated 5’: Jails, Prisons ‘Petri Dish’ for COVID-19

Living under unusual, high-pressure circumstances and without access to adequate health care or nutrition has forced the nation’s prisoners to cultivate a kind of secret knowledge that others on the ...


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