San Quentin is home to a growing number of coronavirus cases following a botched transfer of incarcerated people from a men’s prison in Chino, which was previously reported as having the deadliest outbreak in California’s prisons. San Quentin now has 337 cases of coronavirus as of Monday evening — a jump from zero reported cases prior to the transfer in late May. To lawmakers and prisoner advocates, the outbreak at San Quentin was entirely preventable and the result of poor planning by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The department says while some incarcerated people tested positive upon arrival to San Quentin, they had been tested and medically evaluated prior to the transfer. We’ll discuss the latest news. To hear more click here.
Kate Wolffe, reporter and weekend anchor, KQED News
Marc Levine, assemblyman, District 10 which covers Marin County and Southern Sonoma County
Adnan Khan, co-founder and executive director, Re:Store Justice
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