I doubt the governor has had time to read the papers on either side of this argument. But given the excellent job she has done with COVID-19 in virtually every other area, I am sure she would recognize unnecessarily subjecting crowded humans in a cage to life-threatening conditions is cruel and unusual.

Let's hope we can avoid the deadly clusters many state and federal prisons have experienced.

Mark Donatelli

Santa Fe

Mark Donatelli's Letter to the Editor is available here.

Mark Donatelli's comments to the Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial Board are available here.