In an article published August 24, 2020, reported that, with a new surge of COVID-19 cases in Michigan’s prisons, many inmates who test positive are placed in solitary confinement.

Since March, the Michigan Department of Corrections has placed inmates who are sick or suspected of being so in solitary confinement — which is normally reserved for punishment — and grouped them in “cohorts” that allowed the virus to spread to the healthy, according to an investigation by Bridge Michigan reporting partner Outlier Media.

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