What can be done to keep COVID-19 in check in county jails? And how are their needs different from those of state prisons? On tonight’s show, we look at these high-risk environments, where social distancing is virtually impossible. We’ll hear from the Director of Prison Health and at San Francisco Jail and a formerly incarcerated person who is now a criminal justice advocate.

 

At the top of the hour, we’ll have a coronavirus update from health and medical experts, and we’ll also hear about how one local theater company, ACT, is handling what it’s calling this “long intermission.”

 

Host: Ethan Elkind

Producers: Wendy Holcombe, Grace Won, and Marcus Kawaja

 

 

Segment 1: Coronavirus update with San Francisco Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday and USCF Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

 

Segment 2: COVID-19 in Jails with Dr. Lisa Pratt, Director of Jail Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Adnan Khan, Founder and Executive Director of ReStore Justice.

 

Segment 3: Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater (ACT).

 

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https://www.kalw.org/post/city-visions-protecting-jails-covid-19-and-theater-during-quarantine

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