The ACLU will be watching closely to make sure the government's response is ​scientifically justified and no more intrusive on civil liberties than absolutely necessary. This includes keeping an eye on people in prisons and jails, who are especially vulnerable to outbreaks of contagious illnesses because they are housed in close quarters, with limited resources, and are often in poor health.

Below, you'll find letters we released today to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and administrators of our jail populations. We welcome the opportunity to meet with them by video or call as soon as possible to discuss how they are protecting the health of the people in their custody, as well as the people who work in those custodial facilities.