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COVID-19: Prisons (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-07-10

Duration: 00:04:02

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Prisons


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Dumas, Sadie Interviewee


This segment from the July 10, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ interview with Sadie Dumas, the executive director of the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition. She discusses her concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in prisons around the state and her view that more low risk inmates have not been released during the pandemic because prisons and jails are paid for each person they house. Host: Andre Moreau