Why women dying in prisons are among the less visible victims of Covid-19

Posted by on May 14, 2020 7:00 am
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Fatalities illuminate unique problems women face in prison, and the all-too-common ways they get there in the first place

Melissa Ann Horn’s name appeared over and over in court records and jail blotters in the rural Virginia county where she was born, and where she was arrested for crimes related to her struggles with meth and money.

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