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COVID-19 Shows Why We Need Misdemeanor Criminal Justice System Reform

The high incarceration rate in the United States has been an ongoing, partisan issue for decades. Our current criminal justice system has led to overcrowded prisons, each one a petri dish for COVID-19. This explosive combination of unnecessarily high incarceration rates and the prevalence of the coronavirus accelerates the need for us to fix our […]