Coronavirus Conversations: COVID in U.S. Prisons and Jails

October 16, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

Congregate living spaces, and especially jails and prisons, have become COVID-19 hotspots due to ease of transmission and a lack of options for social distancing or quarantining. In our nation's jails and prisons, inmates have little freedom of movement, often lack access to adequate hygiene and healthcare facilities, and may be unable to isolate if infected. Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of how COVID-19 has spread through jails and prisons, how that is affecting not only inmates but also surrounding communities, what corrections officials are-and are not-doing to address COVID-19, and what should be done to improve health outcomes for and control the spread of COVID-19 among this often forgotten population. Sponsored by Duke Science and Society. Co-sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice at Duke Law, Harvard Petrie-Flom Center For Bioethics, the Stanford Law School Center for Law and the Biosciences, The Marshall Project, and the Yale School of Public Health. For more information, please contact Timothy McDermott at Register for the event here:….