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Advocates rally for San Quentin inmate release amid massive Covid-19 outbreak

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will join faith leaders and advocates at a rally Sunday at the main gates of San Quentin State Prison in Marin County seeking clemency and release of prisoners by the state due to a rapid spread of novel coronavirus at the facility.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit Covid-19 inmate cases in California state corrections facilities on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

More than 800 cases have been identified among just inmates this month, according to Sunday California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reporting. An additional 89 San Quentin staff members have contracted the virus.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Covid-19 infection rate in California state corrections facilities as compared to the state and U.S.

The rally is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. at the main prison entrance on Main Street.

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