Public health is a criminal justice issue

Ensure that the platform entry on COVID-19 includes key components on reform to the criminal justice system.

Prisons, jails, policing, community supervision, and courts all will play pivotal roles in the nation’s ongoing response to COVID-19—and whether we are able to contain its spread effectively. Critically, we should reduce to the greatest extent possible the number of people who must physically be present in criminal justice settings. When it is unavoidable for people to be in these settings, we should put into place full precautions to protect the health of system staff and justice-involved people.

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