A Detroit Free Press article published on June 5th highlights a published study and report from the Vera Institute of Justice that reviews Wayne County’s jails.
The study looked at those who were in prison and why they were in prison. The report made recommendations on how to reduce the jail population after the pandemic.
The article notes:
The report comes as jails, prisons and other congregant settings have emerged as incubators for the spread of COVID-19. The Wayne County Jail population has fallen by about 40% during the pandemic and Wayne County faces a lawsuit filed by inmates and advocacy groups alleging lack of adequate protections to keep inmates safe during the pandemic.