April 7, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Impact of COVID-19 on Incarcerated Populations and the Justice System
The quickly-moving COVID-19 health crisis has left people incarcerated in US jails, prisons and detention centers at severe risk. How are the nation’s corrections systems responding to the crisis, and what steps could further protect incarcerated people and correctional staff?
Andrew Cohen has covered the law and justice beat for 21 years. He is senior editor at The Marshall Project, a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.