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The People’s Hearing: Impact of COVID-19 in Prisons & Jails
August 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
On Zoom – register here. To submit testimony, complete this form. Those who are invited to testify will be notified by Tuesday, August 18th. All will be invited to submit written testimony. Together, we will surface the public health crisis of incarceration in New York State, give voice to the 48,000 New Yorkers behind bars, and demand action by our elected officials. And don’t forget to spread the word!
Last week, New York’s legislature began a series of nine hearings on the COVID-19 pandemic. However, none of the hearings address the pandemic in jails or prisons despite an infection rate in four state prisons that is more than double the state’s overall rate.