Title: Lauren Valente, Covid Experience on Rikers

Collection: Covid at Rikers

Theme: Covid in Confinement

Summary: Lauren Valente was incarcerated at Rikers Island when COVID-19 first hit the facility in 2020. We captured her story as part of our oral history program. She describes being locked down for months as 38 out of the 50 women in her dorm developed coronavirus symptoms. (video made with @headlinervideo)

Narrator: Lauren Valente

Creator: Annie Anderson

Producer: Regina Campbell

Date Created: Mar 10, 2021

Full interviews can be accessed here.