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Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as Covid Rages – The New York Times

At a federal compound in Connecticut, inmates in precarious health “are like sitting ducks,” one lawyer said.

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On Dec. 9, Rae Haltzman, who is 65 and has high blood pressure, started vomiting but was unable to summon help. She lay down by the locked door of the visiting room with a blanket waiting for someone to come, she wrote in a statement filed with the court. When she spotted a psychologist leaving the building, I banged on the door and asked him to get a medic.
Ms. Haltzman was eventually hospitalized for nine days. After being discharged on Dec. 18, she was placed alone in a locked room that is usually…

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