Relatives of prisoners react outside La Modelo prison after a riot by prisoners demanding government health measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bogota, Colombia, on March 22, 2020.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

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Prisoners are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus. To protect them, prison management and governments must lessen prison populations by releasing people, says the executive director of Penal Reform International.

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Relatives of prisoners react outside La Modelo prison after a riot by prisoners demanding government health measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 22, 2020.

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