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UC Hastings Professor Warned About COVID-19 Outbreaks In California Prisons

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Positive cases of COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison have now surpassed 1,000, including more than a hundred prison workers who tested positive. The outbreak started after a transfer of incarcerated people from Chino.

People in the criminal justice field, like Hadar Aviram, a law professor at UC Hastings, have been sounding the alarm about possible prison outbreaks since April.

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EDITORIAL NOTE: KALW teached and works with men incarcerated at San Quentin as part of a program funded by the state prisons. 

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.