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AFP: Every American Deserves a Chance

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AFP: Every American Deserves a Chance

04.01.20 01:09 PM

Grassroots group calls for targeted, narrowly tailored reforms to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system Arlington, VA *April begins what is widely regarded as Second Chances month, a month dedicated to ensuring that formerly incarcerated individuals who have earned their freedom are given a second chance by way of finding employment, housing and health care. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, today, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) re-issued the call for lawmakers and justice system actors to work together and adopt recommendations which would guarantee that every American involved in the criminal justice system, including the incarcerated, police, prosecutors, judges, *and correctional officers receive adequate protection from the spread of COVID-19. The policy recommendations urge local, state, and federal actors to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system by: Empowering police to uphold the law and protect public safety, by de-prioritizing lower-level offenses. Ensuring those incarcerated, correctional officers and staff are in clean facilities. Keeping public safety in the front of mind by strategically reducing jail and prison populations by using alternatives to incarceration such as home confinement and GPS monitoring. Decreasing use of technical violations of probation and parole and use alternative audio/video methods for […]

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