Is Mass Incarceration Driving Racial Disparities in the Pandemic? - Massachusetts
December 16, 2020
Is mass incarceration a driving force behind rising Covid-19 cases? One study suggests 16 percent of Covid-19 cases across Illinois are linked to Cook County Jail.
From the article:
Frazier Camara co-authored a recent report that aims to address these disparities by calling for “racially responsive strategies and resources” during the pandemic. The report was developed by the Black Public Defender Association and the Center for Justice Research, a think tank focused around mass incarceration reform based at Texas Southern University, a historically Black university. The “Save Black Lives” report also advocates for more research, funding and, attention to be directed toward community, social, and public health investments.