Congress Must Pass COVID-19 Legislation to Depopulate Jails and Prisons
August 27, 2020

The lives of incarcerated people are still disregarded as COVID-19 continues on, Filter reports: “Still, it took more than two months for the Senate to even respond with its own package—the HEALS Act—which failed to include any provisions related to decarceration. Given how people behind bars are suffering as the virus ravages their facilities, this negligence is unconscionable and shows a complete disregard for human rights.”

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