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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, July 31, 2020

"Should N.Y. Be Jailing Parolees for Minor Lapses During a Pandemic?"

From The New York Times:

Since March 27, according to new admissions data from the Vera Institute of Justice, 295 people have returned to city jails because of low-level parole transgressions. The first two people to die of Covid-19 on Rikers were there precisely for these reasons: missing parole appointments and failing a drug program. One of them, a man named Raymond Rivera, had waited months for a final decision on his release and died the day after it was rendered.

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