Imagine: an inmate can’t afford his $250,000 bail and when seeking urgent medical care is told “you’re probably gonna die before your trial.” This is the reality for those locked up at Lane County Jail in Eugene, Oregon. BreakThrough speaks with inmates who have been on hunger strike to draw attention to what they call criminal negligence in the face of the spreading virus.
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