#Say Their Names: Remembering Inmates Who Died

During the pandemic, many advocates and people who have family members incarcerated have been making sure that elected officials hear their voices — and their car horns. A procession organized in New Jersey Thursday honored those who died behind bars.


Inside Rikers During COVID-19: ‘A Cesspool of Illness’

In the last three months, the coronavirus pandemic has heightened concerns about one of the country’s most notorious penal complexes. Through their lawyer, inmates told The Crime Report that even though the city has freed hundreds of inmates and adopted health measures, the New York City jail is still dangerously cramped and unsanitary.


Second Wave of Virus Feared if Jails, Prisons are Left Unprotected

The nation’s 7,000-plus jail and prison facilities are potential “vectors” of a new disease outbreak unless more attention is paid to preventive health measures for correctional staff and the incarcerated, a webinar was told Wednesday. “It will be a public safety issue for everyone,” said an official of the nonprofit advocacy group REFORM Alliance.