From the Document: "Detained populations are thought to have high risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] due to population density, movement through facilities, and preexisting health conditions. [...] Reducing jail population density may minimize transmission risk. Some, however, have expressed concern about the potential public safety risks posed by pandemic-induced releases from county jails. This impact report draws on jail data being collected by New York University's Public Safety Lab to assess how jail populations, admissions, releases, and the characteristics of those released changed during the pandemic, relative to the pre-pandemic period. We also ask whether 30-, 60-, or 90-day rebooking rates of those released changed during the pandemic, relative to those released pre-pandemic."
Council on Criminal Justice
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