The New York Times published an article on June 16th covering the rise in coronavirus cases in prisons even while the rate of infection in the US population has generally flattened. The article notes: The number of prison inmates known to be infected has doubled during the past month to more than 68,000. Prison deaths tied to the coronavirus have also risen, by 73 percent since mid-May.
The Detroit Free Press shared an opinion article by Craig DeRoche, former House Speaker in Michigan's legislature. In the article, DeRoche highlights how Michigan trails only behind Ohio in COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people. This is a major challenge for leaders and communities. From the article, DeRoche states: Taking action to responsibly expedite the release [...]
Hanna Love, Senior Research Analyst and Jennifer S. Vey, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, posted a thoughtful article on how the pandemic offers all of us an opportunity to reset and refocus on investing in vulnerable communities as a way to improve public health now and in the future. The article also explores how [...]
mLive reported on April 9th, 2020 that a second Michigan inmate died due to COVID-19 complications. As of April 9th, two inmates and two Department of Corrections staff have died from COVID-19. Read more: https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/04/2nd-michigan-inmate-dies-of-covid-19.html