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“America’s prisons, jails and detention centers have been among the nation’s most dangerous places when it comes to infections from the coronavirus.
Over the past year, more than 1,400 new inmate infections and seven deaths, on average, have been reported inside those facilities each day.
The cramped, often unsanitary settings of correctional institutions have been ideal for incubating and transmitting disease.
Social distancing is not an option. Testing was not a priority inside prisons early in the pandemic. With little public pressure, political leaders have been slow to confront the spread.”
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“The rates of recidivism can shift among each state depending on a number of factors.
Through the use of the collection of recidivism data for each of the states, consideration can be taken to determine the best course of action to not only reduce recidivism, but to address key needs that incarcerated citizens face when re-entering society.
These range from academic resources to complete high school or a college education, finding employment that hires former- incarcerated citizens, addressing housing and basic care needs after incarceration, and finding treatment for substance or mental health…
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Night 2 of our Racial Equity week!

Tonight’s topic - Prison Reform

To start, here is some reading material from the incredible people at @aclu_mo #CriminalJusticeReform…
I will be referencing this page, also from our local @aclu_mo, regarding the current state of Missouri’s prison population.

All perspectives and opinions are welcomed.…
The following charts are from the following source -…
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1. Thread: Stellar pieces by my small-but-mighty
@JxnFreePress reporting team from last week: First, State reporter @ashtonpittman does the kind of indepth campaign reporting you don’t find elsewhere in Mississippi. Read current cover story. #MSelex #MSgov
@JxnFreePress @ashtonpittman 2. City reporter @SeymaBayram0 brought us the second installment in her #smartjustice series on Hinds County (and state) criminal-justice system, this one on weak indigent defense in our state. I'm learning so much I've never seen reported in her series.…
@JxnFreePress @ashtonpittman 3. Investigative fellow @nickjudin did his first magazine piece for us on what the Glenn Boyce/#IHL controversy says about academic freedom at the University of Mississippi. Wonderful writing, interviews and deep reporting. He has quite the source base.…
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Victorian jails now hold more people than ever before. We are now paying billions for the "law and order auction" waged before state elections. #smartjustice #SpringSt
Excellent report by @MillarRoyce and @ChrisVedelago on consequences of making it harder to get bail, congested courts, inadequate prison transport, removal of non-custodial sentencing options, lack of public housing. Prisons are packed with unconvicted prisoners on remand.
Most will be released to live among us, so we should invest in interventions to reduce reoffending. Yet around half will reoffending. So we're doing something wrong. #SpringSt #vicpol
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Spending tonight with the Oklahoma Innocence Project at Oklahoma City University School of Law as 2 OK exonerees, Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter, share their stories. #peoplenotprisons #smartjusticeok
Lott is the most recent Oklahoma exoneree. He spent 31 years in prison after a conviction in Pontotoc County…
And @purebred1976 was the first exoneree of the Oklahoma Innocence Project. He spent 22 years in prison after a conviction in Tulsa County…
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