Coronavirus and Mass Incarceration: Why Inmates are Safer in Prison

1 Pages Posted: 28 May 2020

Date Written: May 28, 2020

Abstract

Despite claims by anti-mass-incarceration advocates attempting to use coronavirus to argue for early release, evidence shows that inmates are significantly more safe in prison than set free.

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Early release, Prison reform, Racial disparity, Criminal justice reform, Mass incarceration, Release from prison

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, Coronavirus and Mass Incarceration: Why Inmates are Safer in Prison (May 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3613236 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3613236

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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