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COVID-19 and the Criminal Justice System: 'Improving Conditions of Confinement and Protecting Constitutional Rights'   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "This FJP [Fair and Just Prosecution] 'Issues at a Glance' brief is part of a series examining unfolding criminal justice system responses to the public health crisis created by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]). This brief addresses how prosecutors can help preserve and protect the health and rights of people who remain behind bars amid the pandemic. As prosecutors pursue critical decarceral strategies in response to the threat posed by COVID-19, they should simultaneously take steps to ensure that people who remain in custody receive recommended public health protections, access needed treatment and healthcare, and are afforded their full constitutional rights. This brief provides recommendations for how prosecutors can promote such actions in partnership with other community and correctional leaders, justice system stakeholders, and public health officials, and spotlights examples of prosecutorial leadership and innovation on these issues."

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2020-09
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2020 Fair and Just Prosecution
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