State Republicans Oppose Vaccine Pecking Order
Wisconsin Senate Republicans want to put prisoners and jail inmates further down the list for Wisconsin’s coronavirus vaccinations. A Senate committee heard from lawmakers who want to prioritize people who are at-risk, and not in prison or jail, before sending the vaccine to inmates. Senator Van Wanggaard said it’s “unconscionable” to let a murderer get the shot before a law-abiding citizen who’s at risk from the virus. But the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections says inmates have a right to medical care, just like everyone else.