AYANNA PRESSLEY CALLS ON BAKER TO RELEASE INMATES AT HIGH RISK OF COVID-19
Nov 10, 2020
BOSTON (CBS) – Fresh off her reelection win, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is calling on Governor Charlie Baker to release more prison inmates at high risk of Covid-19.
In the past month, more than 300 inmates and staff at Massachusetts prisons and jails have tested positive for the virus. Pressley said it’s a public health threat.
“With the stroke of a pen, Governor Baker can release incarcerated individuals across our commonwealth who pose no risk to their communities, but are at great risk themselves of contracting and suffering from Covid-19,” Pressley said.
Pressley said Massachusetts should follow the lead of New Jersey and California, where 10,000 inmates were released in the past few weeks.