Caution in Releasing Prisoners During Pandemic

"Recommendations for Rapid Release and Reentry During the COVID-19 Pandemic," a report issued by NYU Marron's Litmus Program, was profiled in The Crime Report.

In December 2019, the team completed a three-year pilot project (called Graduated Reintegration) that entailed releasing prisoners six months prior to their earned-release date, paired with substantial community supports, in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Since early March 2020, Litmus has been working with justice agencies nationwide to learn how corrections (jails and prisons) and community corrections (probation and parole) are responding to COVID-19.

Over a four-week period, the team hosted five protocol-sharing sessions, including over 100 criminal justice system practitioners, from over 20 states.

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