Fact Sheet – #FreeThemNowNY

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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.

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