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May 14, 2020

Rounding up another round of recent commentary concerning incarceration amidst our COVID era

Months into this pandemic, I am fearful I am starting to get a bit numb to all the headlines concerning the state of incarceration nation as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Helpfully, lots of smart folks are continuing to comment forcefully and thoughtfully on these developments so I can provide this useful round up:

From Michelle Alexander, "Let Our People Go: A letter from inside Marion Correctional Institution is the voice of those locked in cages and discarded during this pandemic."

Cary Aspinwall, Keri Blakinger & Joseph Neff, "What Women Dying In Prison From COVID-19 Tell Us About Female Incarceration"

Cristine Soto DeBerry, "Jails and Prisons Must Reduce Their Populations Now"

Joseph Krakora, "Prison inmates are dying at an alarming rate. We must do more."

Ashish Prashar, "COVID-19 is forcing the release of some inmates. What will prisons look like after pandemic?"

S.P. Sullivan, Blake Nelson & Joe Atmonavage, "Coronavirus has killed dozens in state prisons. How N.J. failed to stop it."

May 14, 2020 at 03:36 PM | Permalink


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