– By Gabriel Pietrorazio
What’s it like living inside a state prison during a global pandemic?
Are incarcerates informed about current events with frequent updates surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? Are they rendered invisible, out of sight and out of mind? Are prisons a safe space, especially for health immune compromised inmates inside ?
Joyce Smith-Moore, the spouse of Jim Moore, an 85-year-old, is presumably the longest serving inmate in New York State history – serving 58-years and counting. She talks about her husband’s lived experiences while being bedridden inside Coxsackie Correctional Facility, which is located just outside of the state’s capital in Albany.