Justice during pandemic: Police seek to protect public and prisoners

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2020
From The Center
coronavirus, prisons

Right now, public safety means reducing the number of people in jails. Are measures taken to reduce overcrowding during the pandemic likely to lead to permanent change in how prisoners are cared for?

For an incarcerated person, visits from family and friends are “like life support,” says Jeremiah Bourgeois.

Those visits, he continues, “help you maintain your humanity” – and he would know, having spent 27 years in prison in Washington state.

But when the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic March 11, those visits were one of the first...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

Christian Science Monitor

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
107937/84796
See full bias rating for Christian Science Monitor
Learn about media bias
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2020/0324/Justice-during-pandemic-Police-seek-to-protect-public-and-prisoners

More News about Coronavirus from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right