Advocating for Jail and Prison Reform During COVID-19 and Beyond

Panelists discuss the strategies being utilized during the COVID-19 crisis to secure releases and the status of release efforts in various jurisdictions, support for those who are released and the safety of those left behind, and oversight’s role in the process. Panelists include Andrea Armstrong, Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; Patrisse Cullors, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Founder of Dignity and Power Now; Ronald F. Day, Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society; Mark-Anthony Johnson, Founder of Frontline Wellness Network; Douglas Smith, Policy Analyst at the Texas Center for Justice and Equity.