Drone Footage Shows Apparent Coronavirus Mass Grave In New York City
The footage is from Hart Island, which has traditionally been used as a potter’s field by the city. In recent years, inmates from the Rikers Island jail have worked as gravediggers there. Last week, the Intercept reported that inmates were offered $6 an hour ― far higher than standard prison rates ― to dig graves. However, according to Reuters, the city has since hired non-prison laborers for the job.
There are typically 25 burials on the island in any given week, but amid the coronavirus outbreak, there’s been about that …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]