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Philadelphia Inquirer

To flatten the curve, Philadelphia should release all nonviolent prisoners now

As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, we are being warned that our jails will constitute one of the epicenters of the pandemic, given their crowded, unsanitary conditions, and the lack of measures to protect the health of inmates. We’ve seen this before though — a humanitarian crisis unleashed on our incarcerated population, triggered by a catastrophe.

Read more from associate professor and Calvin Bland Faculty fellow Toorjo Ghose’s op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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