Pass policies to protect incarcerated populations.
Experts warn that COVID-19 could infect up to 40 - 70 percent of the world’s adult population.
2.3 million people are incarcerated in the U.S and there are 8,453 overcrowded prisons and jails across the country.
The entire world is bracing against the continued spread of COVID-19. The more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in this country, and correctional staff, make up one of the populations most vulnerable to infection.
Prisons and jails are breeding grounds for communicable diseases that can spread rapidly throughout the facility and into the community as guards and volunteers circle in and out of prisons.
#cut50 joins many organizations across the country in urging every state to support recommendations and reforms that keep everyone safe against the coronavirus by implementing policies that ensure the safety, health, and overall wellbeing of incarcerated individuals – particularly during a pandemic.
Add your name in support of recommendations and reforms that keep everyone safe during this pandemic.