Gov. Newsom made a cynical gamble on prisons during the pandemic – and Californians will pay with their lives

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Prisoners at San Quentin in general population. – Photo: Tam Duong Jr., The Pioneer, CSUEB The Democratic governor’s unwillingness to release prisoners has allowed a viral conflagration which threatens the Bay Area and beyond. by Anne Weills Gavin Newsom, like many California governors before him, seems more interested in protecting a future run for president than the health and safety of the state’s most vulnerable populations, whether they be undocumented residents or prisoners in our state’s sprawling gulag. Being “tough on crime” while preserving a generally liberal reputation is...