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States of Emergency: The Failure of Prison System Responses to COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Webpage: "From the beginning of the pandemic, it was clear that densely packed prisons and jails -- the result of decades of mass incarceration [hyperlink] in the U.S. -- presented dangerous conditions for the transmission of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. More than a year later, the virus has claimed more than 2,700 lives [hyperlink] behind bars and infected 1 out of every 3 people in prison [hyperlink]. A year after we first graded state responses [hyperlink] to COVID-19 in prisons, most state departments of corrections and the federal Bureau of Prisons are still failing on even the simplest measures of mitigation. In this report, we evaluated departments of corrections on their responses to the pandemic from the beginning of the pandemic to July 2021."

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2021-09-01
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Prison Policy Initiative
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