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Archive: October 2020

Friday: Expert Panelists to Discuss COVID-19 Spread in Jails, Prisons

October 12, 2020

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of how COVID-19 has spread through jails and prisons, how that is affecting not only inmates but also surrounding communities, what corrections officials are – and are … Continue Reading →

What Prisons Could Still Do to Save Lives

September 18, 2020

By Deniz Ariturk

Six months after the first nationwide shutdown, US prisons and jails continue to be top COVID hot spots. Case numbers have continued to increase rapidly in prisons even as they plateaued nationwide in early summer, and new … Continue Reading →

CSJ’s Dr. Marvin Swartz Discusses Police Misconduct, Reform in New Guest Post

August 20, 2020

Dr. Marvin Swartz brought some needed attention on a form of police misconduct that’s remained mostly out of the spotlight in a new guest post on NC Policy Watch.

The post, titled, “Concerns about police misconduct should spur reform, funding … Continue Reading →

Upcoming Duke Science & Society Event will Address Racial Bias in Healthcare, COVID-19

August 17, 2020

The Duke Center for Science and Justice is cohosting an upcoming  Duke Science & Society event as part of its Coronavirus Conversations series.

The virtual event is titled “Racial Bias in the Healthcare System and COVID Outcomes” and will start … Continue Reading →

Indy Week Publishes Powerful Letter to Cooper About COVID-19 in Prisons After Faye Brown’s Death

July 22, 2020

Ninety-eight people who are incarcerated in a federal prison in this country have died from COVID-19 in the past four months, and North Carolina is bearing the brunt of those losses with 25 deaths out of the Butner Federal Correctional … Continue Reading →