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Vera Issues New Guidance to Protect People Behind Bars from COVID-19 as Prisons and Jails Grow into the US’s Biggest Pandemic Clusters

As of today, prisons and jails account for 10 out of 15 of America’s biggest COVID-19 clusters, putting those who live and work behind bars at heightened risk.

NEW YORK, NY — Today, as part of its efforts to protect people most at risk of contracting COVID-19, the Vera Institute of Justice issued a guidance brief urging Attorney General Barr, governors, sheriffs, and corrections administrators to take immediate action to stem the explosion of COVID-19 cases in jails, prisons, and detention centers. Warned ...

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May 11, 2020
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