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USA Today: Former attorneys general – Criminal justice reform vital to slow spread of COVID-19

October 6, 2020

Former attorneys general Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzales explain the connections between criminal justice reform and slowing COVID-19 in prisons in this USA Today opinion piece.

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National Commission Issues Recommendations to Contain Coronavirus, Improve Justice System Readiness for Future Health Crises

October 1, 2020

The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice released a set of recommendations calling on leaders in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections to reduce COVID-19 in the criminal justice system.

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New Report Shows Rise in Homicides, Steep Drop in Property and Drug Offenses in Major U.S. Cities

September 28, 2020

Research for the National Commission on COVID-19 and criminal justice explores urban crime trends amid pandemic, ongoing social unrest.

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