New York Correspondent
Sam Cooke sang in “Chain Gang” to the sound of gangs of arrested who did forced labor, to the jingle of shackles, to the beat of pick and shovel, to tunes about lost freedom as they plowed down a highway or railroad track. The song is from 1960, but sixty years later, forced labor is still a reality in the prison system of EE.UU. In 2020, they have crossed paths with a pandemic.
This week, the images that came from Step, the border city with Mexico at the western tip of Texas. Several prisoners were dedicated to moving the corpses that piles up in the morgue municipal, saturated by the incidence of Covid-19.