Gov. Brown asks for release of some prison inmates to slow virus spread

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Gov. Brown asks for release of some prison inmates to slow virus spread

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One of the hardest hit populations with regards to covid-19 are corrections facilities. In an effort to slow the spread in the nations overcrowded facilities government officials have released some inmates early. The public has had mixed reactions to this policy. While the government officials are not releasing inmates that pose a danger to the public people are still worried. This article covers the story in Oregon and the comments add to the conversation.
incarceration, prison, jail, Oregon, Salem, decarceration, early release, covid, quarantine

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KDRV Oregon

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This item was submitted on June 27, 2020 by Chris Twing using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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