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Webinar: Influencing the Congressional Response to COVID-19 in Prisons
April 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


All of us are taking precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, and an inability to control surroundings and distance from others, create heightened health risks for our friends and family in jails and prisons. The health and safety of millions of people – including incarcerated individuals, correctional staff, and their families – depend on the federal government allocating resources across the country to reduce the spread of the virus and support initiatives to release vulnerable people from incarceration.

Join The Sentencing Project and our allies working to influence Congress and the administration for an important advocacy conversation as Congress prepares its fourth legislative response to the COVID-19 emergency so we can ensure the lives of incarcerated people are protected.


Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. House of Representatives (Invited)

Kara Gotsch, The Sentencing Project

Ahmadou Drame, Safer Foundation

Patricia Richman, Federal Public and Community Defenders

Sakira Cook, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights




The Sentencing Project