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Physician's assistant prepares doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Prisons and jails are the sites of some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.
Teenagers hang out beside a mural
Strong evidence shows the harmful effects incarceration can have on young people for the rest of their lives.
Incarcerated people learnt to code
What should happen with incarceration after we successfully keep the coronavirus at bay?
A woman's shadow
Practitioners and researchers agree it is not a question of whether we should help survivors, but how.
Youth gathering
For most, the best justice solution is to stay out of the system entirely.
People vote during the 2020 election
The 2020 election affirmed that every vote counts and every voice matters. Enacting and effectively implementing voting rights restoration policies is a critical way to protect the rights, voice, and dignity of people involved in the justice system.
Therapist talks to a patient
In communities with insufficient behavioral health supports, jails and prisons are some of the only places in which people with behavioral health disorders can receive treatment.
Prisons can take actions to treat incarcerated women with humanity, develop a more trauma-informed culture, and reduce some of incarceration’s harms.
Shadow of a woman
Most women enter prisons and jails with trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder and victimization experiences. Correctional institutions can’t provide the assistance they need, but other organizations can.

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