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The Public Health and Public Safety Foundations for Broad Prison Depopulation in a Pandemic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
1:00 pm2:00 pm

Medical experts have recommended urgently depopulating prisons to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among incarcerated individuals, correctional staff, and their families. But so far, policymakers and correctional leaders have only modestly applied this guidance to reduce prison populations. This webinar examines the medical foundation for this guidance, criminological research supporting broad decarceration–including for people with violent convictions, and insights into current prison conditions and advocacy efforts.