Center on Sentencing and Corrections

COVID-19 Response

These resources provide information about the issue of coronavirus in prisons and jails. Some offer guidance to correctional agencies on protecting incarcerated people and staff from COVID-19, including through the use of medical isolation and quarantine—both of which should have conditions that are significantly different from conditions in restrictive housing.

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This guidance document from the Vera Institute of Justice calls on key criminal justice stakeholders to reduce the number of people behind bars, protect people who remain incarcerated, and respond effectively to COVID-19 outbreaks in correctional facilities without the use