Health Departments Taking Action on Incarceration: A Framework for Advancing Health Instead of Punishment During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic — and the large number of cases and deaths in jails, prisons, annd detention centers — has laid bare the urgent need for decarceration as a public health strategy. This resource includes 8 recommendations and specific actions health departments can take to address the harms of incarceration.
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