Coronavirus Prompts 300 Inmates To Be Released From New York City’s Rikers Island.

The coronavirus continues to quickly spread across the country and incarcerated populations are also being affected. As of March 23, “at least 39 prisoners and 21 staff at Rikers Island have tested positive” for the coronavirus, according to Democracy Now. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for the release of 300 inmates from New York City’s notorious Rikers Island.