Adnan Khan, who spent four years in San Quentin and is currently the executive director of the advocacy organization Re:Store Justice, said he’s not surprised that people on death row have become infected. There are no correctional officer cohorts—meaning no officers are assigned to just one section of the prison—so it’s likely that officers who were in contact with infected individuals in one part of the facility brought the virus into death row.
“There’s no way an incarcerated person passed it to a death row person,” he said. To read more of what Adnan has to say click here.
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