Published on: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The public health crisis in our federal prisons and jails is only getting worse. An updated factsheet prepared by Sentencing Resource Counsel, available here, includes links to sources and highlights that COVID-19 is ripping through Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and infecting incarcerated individuals, at a mortality rate 2 times higher than the general population. It also sheds light on DOJ and BOP's inadequate use of home confinement and compassionate release, and how the crisis is impacting conditions of confinement for our clients who remain incarcerated.