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October 13, 2020

"COVID-19 in Juvenile Facilities"

The title of this post is the title of this short new report written by Josh Rovner at The Sentencing Project. Here is the start of its coverage:

COVID-19 has infected hundreds of youth housed in and staff working in juvenile facilities.  Given the close proximity that defines life in congregate care settings, such as detention centers and residential treatment centers, such spread was inevitable without significant reductions in population in these facilities.  Since March, The Sentencing Project has urged the release of as many youth as possible to bend the curve of infections within the juvenile justice system.  As of July, four staff members working in these facilities have died from COVID-19.

Among detained youth, COVID-19 cases have been reported in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Cases among staff have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia.

October 13, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Permalink


FYI, the report is about 25 pages with more than 100 footnotes. "Short" probably refers to the Executive Summary.

Posted by: Josh Rovner | Oct 15, 2020 10:10:59 AM

All I could find was the online text and charts that I linked above, and what is on line is relatively short. I would love to read and link to the longer report, but I cannot find the link. Can you provide it?

Posted by: Doug B. | Oct 15, 2020 12:36:06 PM

Sorry -- Doug. My mistake. That page is updated regularly and is, indeed, brief. TSP updates that page about once a week.

I thought you were linking to the longer youth justice and COVID report -- https://www.sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Youth-Justice-Under-the-Coronavirus.pdf, and that one isn't going to be updated.

Posted by: Josh Rovner | Oct 16, 2020 9:23:30 AM

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