Volcanoes of the Virus: Pandemic in PA Prisons
COVID-19 has been affecting us all, but nobody feels it more than the 2.3 million people trapped behind prison walls. In this first episode of the Amistad Law Project’s new podcast, our host Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster explores the pandemic’s impact on incarcerated people in Pennsylvania, and the greater national and global context. He is joined on the show by community advocates Regina Glass and Sandra Hill, Amistad’s Organizing Director Sean Damon, and Professor Rachel Lopez of Drexel University’s Kline School of Law. Professor Lopez is the director of the Stern Community Lawyering Clinic, which recently collaborated with Amistad to publish the report “Pandemic in PA’s Prisons”. This report laid the groundwork for much of the conversation you’ll hear on the show.