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Why Lockdowns Can’t Protect People in Prison From Deadly Viruses

When the pandemic started, many prisons and jails responded by locking people down in their cells, and by using solitary confinement cells as quarantine units. The measure may actually have increased the spread of COVID, says a new report which argues the best way to protect inmates from infectious diseases is ending mass incarceration.

As the Pandemic Wanes, Rising Gun Violence Tests Nation

The Gun Violence Archive (GVA), which monitors media and police reports to track gun violence, reports that more than 8,700 people have died of gun violence in the U.S. so far this year. The causes of the violence are complex, ranging from an increase in illegal guns to a decrease in policing.