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State-by-state look at coronavirus in prisons

Source: The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.

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Recommendations to minimize the scale and spread of the coronavirus in the criminal legal system

Source: OJPC

This is a list of recommendations of ways for public officials to slow the spread and scale of the coronavirus crisis in Ohio’s jails and prisons.

While social distancing is nearly impossible inside a jail or prison, there are ways to mitigate the spread of the virus inside these state institutions. We have identified measures to (1) safely and drastically cut the size of the prison and jail populations; (2) halt the rapid flow of new people entering the criminal legal system; and (3) relieve citizens, judges, and court personnel of unnecessary obligations to show up in-person to court.

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Protests and the pandemic: Recommendations for a more equitable Cincinnati

Source: OJPC

On June 4, 2020, after more than a week of protests across the United States and almost three months into a global pandemic, The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Cincinnati Black United Front released a list of eight recommendations. These are concrete ways for law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and local governments to respond to the two imminent threats to the livelihood of Black citizens: police brutality and the current pandemic.

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