Evidence suggests that more testing, early testing, and early mass testing may have been strategies that helped states achieve lower rates of COVID-19 mortality behind bars.
New research released by Commission explores infection rates, death rates, and population changes in prisons and jails.
A report by researchers with the NYU Public Safety Lab, based on data from 375 jails across 39 states, examined changes in jail populations, their composition, and rebooking trends from Jan. 1 through late July.
Advancing knowledge about the impacts of COVID-19 on state and federal prisons, a report to the Commission examines rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality in correctional facilities and describes differences in such rates among states.
Two researchers briefed the Commission on their study exploring domestic violence calls for service to police.
Co-Chairs Lynch and Gonzales discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the justice system - and the Commission's important work ahead.
Experts from the Urban Institute explore present and future financial challenges that have erupted due to COVID-19.
The Commission will consider input and collect data from a wide variety of sources and stakeholders.
Former U.S. Attorneys General Lynch and Gonzales to lead National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice
The first impact report submitted to the Commission examines the consequences of recent stay-at-home orders and mass protests for crime rates in major U.S. cities.