Swine Flu Spreads to Rikers

Solitary confinement has never looked so good. Swine flu has penetrated the most protected place in New York City—Rikers Island Prison—where an inmate has been diagnosed with the virus. The prisoner was housed in the Ann M. Kross section, which holds 600 people, and now there's a fear that the virus will spread inside the prison. One advocate has called for the entire prison to be closed, and the inmates relocated. The virus appears to be spreading rapidly in the city, and five schools in Brooklyn and Queens have already been closed.