Dr. Yusef Salaam on COVID-19 Danger to Prison Population

Honoree Yusef Salaam poses at the ACLU SoCal’s 25th Annual Luncheon at the JW Marriott at LA Live, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

As conversation takes shape about opening up some portions of the nation, the coronavirus spread in prisons is still a major concern.  Governors are being petitioned to release non-violent and elderly prisoners to lessen the spread of the virus.

White House Correspondent April Ryan speaks with Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the Exonerated 5, about the dangers of a pandemic while behind bars. Prisons, nursing homes, and homeless shelters have become ground zero for COVID-19.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report: