Many inmates and their loved ones say that Governor Whitmer is wrong to claim that Michigan prisons are following CDC guidance. reports that “42% of state prisoners have now been infected with the coronavirus” as families with loved ones in prison note that, “there’s not enough soap or sanitizer, and many inmates are living in units less than six feet from one another.” Many are calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to use her executive authority to commute the sentences of hundreds of low-risk inmates who are nearing the end of their minimum sentences.

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