As Covid Cases Jump Over 1500% in Santa Rita Jail,
Advocates Will Rally in Dublin to Demand Releases
Oakland, CA—Following a huge spike in COVID-19 cases inside Santa Rita Jail, Decarcerate Alameda County - a coalition of advocates, attorneys, incarcerated people and family members - will hold a mock funeral procession and march in Dublin to demand immediate action to protect the lives of those incarcerated inside the jail. To date, Santa Rita Jail has reported 101 total new cases in the incarcerated population. This wave of infections represents an over 1,500 percent increase in total cases in a matter of days.
The recent outbreak in San Quentin demonstrates that it only takes a single event – a transfer, or contact with infected staff – to cause a deadly outbreak.
Coalition members will be calling for immediate action and outlining demands informed by the needs of incarcerated people, through their communication with National Lawyers Guild-SF attorneys and the Santa Rita Jail Hotline: