The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Communities of Color in the Wake of COVID-19
This webinar will address the current effects of mass incarceration on communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Incarcerated individuals, the majority of whom are Black, have contracted COVID-19 at rates three times as high as others in the United States, and have died from the virus at rates higher than the general population. Nationwide, fewer than 20% of individuals incarcerated in state and federal prisons have been vaccinated.
The panelists will also discuss the life of returning citizens, collateral issues they face, and how to deal with these issues and ensure the dignity, health, and safety of those returning citizens. We will explore ways of supporting re-entry and preventing recidivism, recently proposed criminal justice reform legislation, and what you can do as an individual to help advocate for change.
Our esteemed panelists include directly impacted individuals who will speak to these issues from their own personal experience.