The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America

A report has been published by Sociedad de Criminología Latinoamericana (SOCLA) and Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Inseguridad y Violencia UNTREF (CELIV) titled ‘The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America’. This report is the result of a collective effort to compile information and achieve an initial overview of the impact of the pandemic and how the region’s prisonContinue reading “The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America”

What COVID-19 Means For America’s Incarcerated Population — And How To Ensure It’s Not Left Behind

As the world grapples with the panic of COVID-19 spread and associated fatalities, emergency preparations for a pandemic are underway. Public health officials and correctional leaders in the United States need to protect the health and safety of the most vulnerable non-community residents: incarcerated individuals. With nearly a quarter of the world’s prison population, the UnitedContinue reading “What COVID-19 Means For America’s Incarcerated Population — And How To Ensure It’s Not Left Behind”

Covid in Prison

Above: Jonathan White with his family. Illustration: HuffPost; Photos: Family Handout/Getty Images Jonathan White, a 45-year-old man incarcerated at a state prison in Ohio, gazed out at the group of people who had come to collect their lunch from the chow hall. As part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, people were sentContinue reading “Covid in Prison”

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020

 March 24, 2020Press release Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented. The various governmentContinue reading “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020”

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