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Letter to the Editor: Prison reform in the age of COVID-19


August 3, 2020

Over 60,000 prisoners in the U.S. have been infected by COVID-19. And the number of infections is rising at an alarming rate. This gratuitous suffering and death – helpless people trapped in large numbers as the virus engulfs their close quarters – is a tragedy.

The widespread release of vulnerable and nonviolent prisoners must happen. Right now.

Yet the COVID-19 emergency only scratches t...

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