Terrific piece from . Let People Out of Jail: A coronavirus outbreak in prisons and jails will harm not only inmates, but the public at large.
"If you live near a jail or prison, urge local officials to consider releasing low-level offenders unlikely to threaten public safety so that outbreaks don’t lead to preventable deaths," writes
Philadelphia's approach to thinning out its municipal jails is likely to save lives of defendants and the general public. Coverage of it by Tucker Carlson and U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain on Fox News was egregiously dishonest. See for yourself: #covid19
If you live in a community where Covid-19 hasn't yet spread through a nearby prison or jail, tell your local officials to let out some inmates who don't pose a threat to public safety This has implications not only for their health and safety but for yours