These days, we are all worried about those most susceptible to the ravages of the COVID-19 virus — not only the elderly and already sick but also those on the daily line of fire, like medical first responders and the countless essential workers still on the job.
But my inbox is filling up with letters beseeching Americans not to forget the incarcerated locked up in jails and prisons. These places are notoriously overcrowded and oftentimes operated in dilapidated and unsanitary conditions. There is no possibility for inmates to practice social distancing, to wash their hands at will or to possess a face mask. They are trapped in places that are notorious breeding grounds for germs.