October 26, 2020 Feature

The Compassionate Release Clearinghouse, COVID-19, and the Future of Criminal Justice

Mary Price

This story is about compassionate release, COVID-19, and one effort to raise a pro bono army to release vulnerable prisoners. It is also about how the effort to free these prisoners has revealed deep fissures in our criminal justice system. This story is, above all, about what must be done to rescue the people who have fallen into these fissures and begin to heal our broken system.

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