COVID-19 is pummeling crowded Texas jails, including in Bexar County | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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"The Source," Texas Public Radio
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As COVID-19 rages and populations rise, jails are struggling to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. And when they do occur, facilities have trouble keeping sick inmates separate from others in the general population. Local jails across Texas are filling up with inmates ready to be sent to state prisons. At the Bexar County Jail, nearly 400 inmates set to be transferred to the state system have yet to be picked up. LBJ's Michele Deitch joins a panel of experts to weigh in.