The following appeared on the Portland Press Herald editorial page:

Maine’s restaurants and bars have been shut down. So have schools and non-essential retail stores. Workers who can’t work from home are facing layoff or furlough.

To stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, Mainers are changing their lives in ways that would have been unthinkable just weeks ago, and state and local governments have been making swift decisions to protect public health.

But not every decision has been a quick one. Men and women in prison remain sitting ducks for coronavirus infection in an environment in which social distancing is not an option.

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