The Most Significant Criminal Justice Policy Changes from the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 22, 2021
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Which federal, state, and local policymakers took meaningful steps to protect people in prisons and jails and the general public from COVID-19, and what exactly did they do? We created this COVID-19 policy tracker at the beginning of the pandemic to help the public understand which important steps were — and weren’t — being taken to depopulate crowded prisons and jails and make them safer.