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The Prison Policy Initiative is Tracking the Best Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020 In the Press

Prisons and jails are amplifiers of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, because the conditions that can keep diseases from spreading - such as social distancing - are nearly impossible to achieve in correctional facilities. So what should criminal justice agencies be doing to protect public health?

The Prison Policy Initiative is tracking examples of state and local agencies taking meaningful steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. (So far, however, no state or municipality has implemented all of their five key policy ideas, nor met the demands issued by various organizations nationwide.)

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