RESEARCHERS ARE FURIOUS THAT COVID PRISONER DATA IS BEING USED TO MISLEAD
Manipulated research would have you believe the exact opposite of what scientists found.
MISINFORMATION HAS WALKED HAND-IN-HAND WITH CORONAVIRUS since the pandemic began, creating what some have called an “infodemic” that threatens lives with misleading statistics. Now, misinformation is targeting some of the most vulnerable to the virus: those in prisons and jails.
Researchers who study how coronavirus affects incarcerated people have seen their work manipulated by major media outlets, and are speaking out to Inverse.
The trouble started on Friday, July 24, when the Wall Street Journal Opinion section published a piece titled “You’re More Likely to Catch Covid at Home Than in Jail.” Written by Sean Kennedy of the Maryland Public Policy Institute, whose biography notes research in criminal justice, Kennedy argues against the policies some states have undertaken in early release programs due to coronavirus.