From Senator Brian Schatz:

The Emergency GRACE Act has been endorsed by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Due Process Institute, R Street, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration, Dream Corps JUSTICE, FAMM, National CURE, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Justice Roundtable, and Community Oriented Correctional Health Services.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 400,000 prisoners have contracted the virus, and over 2,500 have died as a result,” said Jillian Snider, Director of Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties Policy at R Street Institute. “Many inmates suffer from various health ailments, making them especially vulnerable to COVID-19 complications. The Emergency GRACE Act creates a smart, safe and effective process that removes some of the challenges currently associated with being granted a compassionate release.”

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