In May, prison authorities transferred 187 people at high risk of contracting Covid-19 from the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino to San Quentin and Corcoran state prisons. Before the transfer, San Quentin had zero positive cases and Corcoran had one. Within three weeks of the transfer, the prisons had nearly 500 and 150 cases respectively. Then in mid-June prison authorities transferred more people from San Quentin to the California correctional center in Lassen county, where positive Covid-19 cases leapt from zero to 211 within a week.

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