Resource: Wilson v. Ponce

By: American Civil Liberties Union

May 16, 2020

More than 700 people, including several staff members, have tested positive for COVID-19 on Terminal Island in Los Angeles. At least nine have died.

This crisis need never to have reached such horrific proportions. Through a series of unconscionable delays, blunders, and failures to follow official guidelines, the situation grew unimaginably worse. And still, prison officials refuse to take adequate remedial actions, including those approved by the U.S. Congress and Attorney General’s office.