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He Has a Home to Go to: Family and Friends of People in Prison in New York Respond to Cany's COVID-19 Survey   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has highlighted shameful inequalities in our society. These inequalities - in healthcare, education, housing, employment, and every aspect of American life - drive and uphold mass incarceration, placing people in prison at the epicenter of this crisis. Even in the best of times, people in prison describe neglect, abuse, material deprivation, and extreme personal hardship. These conditions are likely to be amplified and exacerbated by the coronavirus. [...] In this report, we provide background information about the heightened vulnerability of people in prison; information about infection rates in prisons in New York, as compared to other populations; information that we have gathered about the official response by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and by Governor Andrew Cuomo; a description of our survey methodology; and our findings, data analysis, and discussion."

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2020-05
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Correctional Association of New York
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Correctional Association of New York: https://www.correctionalassociation.org/
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