Pandemic Behind Bars: Prioritizing the Release of Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Recent Alleged Parole Offenders with Technical Violations in Anticipation of COVID-19’s Peak

Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many individuals and families throughout America recently began practicing “social distancing” measures in an effort to slow transmission of the novel virus COVID-19. Many workplaces adopted “work from home” policies, and most school, college, and university systems prioritized sending students away from campus for the remaining semester. While these efforts to support families facing COVID-19 should be applauded, they fail to address the approximately two million people confined within the criminal justice system unable to adequately practice these measures. […]