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Prisons, jails are COVID-19 hotspots. Is vaccinating inmates a priority?


Jails and prison, which house 2 million incarcerated people, have had some of the largest rates of COVID-19 in the country. As new vaccines begin to be distributed, what priority do incarcerated people take in receiving treatment? NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green speaks with Oregon Director of Corrections, Colette Peters, and staff writer for The Marshall Project, Jamiles Lartey, to learn more.

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