Building a more humane future: Organizing for prison abolition during COVID-19

Infographic of COVID-19 infection rates in American cities and counties vs. in jails.
Jazmine Solorzano/Staff

Some New York jails have been reported to have infection rates as much as 80 times the infection rate of the United States, while the infamous Rikers Island jail complex has an infection rate more than 4.5 times higher than New York City does, according to The Legal Aid Society. These numbers raise concerns about infection rates and health conditions in detention facilities across the country, where, in total, 2.3 million people are incarcerated.
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Illustration of landlord and tenant

Give all tenants a fair chance

CITY AFFAIRS: The Fair Chance Ordinance offers previously incarcerated individuals a much-deserved second chance at life

This vicious cycle of oppression needs to end by outlawing discriminatory housing practices, and more cities need to be active in implementing this policy.
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