Social distancing is fundamentally impossible in jails and prisons without significant, consistent, and pointed decarceration.
But today, “the number of detainees testing positive for the #coronavirus at the #CookCountyJail has soared to levels not seen since cases there last peaked in the spring, when it saw one of the largest outbreaks of confirmed cases of any location in the country.”
Our Sarah Staudt spoke to The Chicago Sun-Times: “This is a complex problem, but we know how to do it...we did it in the spring, and I’m sure that saved lives. It’s past time for stakeholders to move on this.”
More about our advocacy, here: http://www.chicagoappleseed.org/pandemic-rages-cook-county-jail-grows/