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Americans for Prosperity Urges Support for COVID-19 Safer Detention Act

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Americans for Prosperity Urges Support for COVID-19 Safer Detention Act

07.30.20 07:08 AM

Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity*today announced it sent a letter to Senate leadership and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging support for the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act, co-sponsored by Senators Richard Durbin and Charles Grassley, in the upcoming COVID-19 relief bill. The COVID-19 Safer Detention Act would safely reduce the number of people in federal prison by providing a timely, individualized determination of suitability for compassionate release or transfer to home detention. This Act improves these processes and makes them more straightforward for a person who is especially vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age or medical condition. Read the letter here. In the letter, AFP writes on the need to protect vulnerable prison populations while still protecting communities’ safety: “Our federal prisons are in crisis. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) reports that, as of July 20, the nearly 10,000 people in its custody have tested positive for COVID-19 and almost 100 have died. As BOP Director Michael Carvajal recently told the Senate Judiciary Committee,’ prisons are not designed for social distancing. In fact, they are designed for just the opposite.’ “Congress must find a sensible way to reduce our prison populations by returning […]

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