Advocacy groups release plan to prevent COVID-19 outbreak at correctional facilities
“People in prisons, jails, or under community supervision are more at risk of contracting and spreading the virus, given their age, underlying health conditions, and close contact to each others. Protecting these individuals from coronavirus is not just a moral obligation, but necessary to preserve the health and safety of our communities.”
The plan was developed by the REFORM Alliance in consultation with medical and justice system experts. Other groups signing on to the effort include the American Conservative Union, Americans for Prosperity, Faith and Freedom Coalition, Justice Action Network, National Urban League, R Street Institute and Right on Crime.