COVID-19 in New York Prisons and Jails: #FreeThemNowNY
As New York State continues to confront the worst public health crisis in the last century, Governor Andrew Cuomo and state officials have failed to develop a comprehensive plan to tackle the crisis of the novel coronavirus in jails and prisons across the state. As a result, COVID-19 continues to spread in jails and prisons in New York—and deaths of incarcerated people continue to rise. It is time for New York to follow the recommendations of health experts and the demands of impacted families — the state must decarcerate now, and develop a coherent plan to keep incarcerated people safe in the midst of a pandemic.
Read our #FreeThemNowNY fact sheet here.