A commentary in RealClear Politics is certainly worth a read as corrections tries to deal with the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. (photo credit: Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
Confirmation bias is common in policy arguments, and debates about COVID-19’s impact on American corrections systems are no exception. Many criminal justice reform advocates think that any inmate vulnerable to COVID-19 — regardless of sentenced offense or prospects for successful re-entry — should be released, while skeptics reflexively reject these calls to reduce prison populations. Under present circumstances, neither impulse is helpful. To view the full article, click here.