The Impact Of COVID-19 In Prisons
This webinar is hosted by INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON POVERTY
People living in correctional settings have been at particularly high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a situation with large public health and racial justice implications.
In this webinar, we will hear from Dr. Amanda Klonsky and Michael Everett of the UCLA Law COVID Behind Bars Data Project, Professor John Eason who directs the Justice Lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and University of California-Irvine Sociology Professor Kristin Turney of the PrisonPandemic Project. The presenters will discuss the scope of the pandemic within correctional institutions, the ways in which the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in these settings, and the experiences of people living in jails and prisons since early in 2020.