“We’ve been dealing with the looming reality. The real concern is how the staff can survive with no income for several weeks.”
“Most prisons and many jails have done very little to reduce the population density that puts both incarcerated people and staff at grave risk.”
To keep people locked up despite the looming threat of coronavirus, officials are claiming prisoners lack community ties. Advocates and family members say that’s not the case.
BINJ is examining how grassroots campaigns in Massachusetts and elsewhere are challenging policies related to parole, fighting to reduce the number of people sentenced to life without parole, and in many cases, having success and creating real change.