The New York Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to take urgent action to protect the lives of people in jails and prisons during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The letter argues that New York must dramatically reduce its incarcerated population, limit new admissions into jails and prisons, take active steps to reduce the risk to any individuals who remain incarcerated, and make all plans regarding the management of COVID-19 in jails and prisons available to the public.