We know that jails and prisons are incredibly susceptible to the pandemic; thousands of people are caged together in small spaces with limited options for quarantine, and a limited selection of sanitary and hygiene products. Many incarcerated people suffer disproportionately from chronic health conditions that make them vulnerable to the virus, especially as they are already receiving substandard medical care.
The Connecticut General Assembly must pass legislation this session to address the COVID-19 crisis in jails and prisons. They must immediately address this issue by passing legislation development a comprehensive COVID-19 that will release people from jails and prisons due to COVID-19.
To save lives and keep people safe, Connecticut needs a comprehensive COVID-19 care plan for people incarcerated in jail and prisons. Such a plan must:
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