As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the country, the crowded and unsanitary conditions in prisons, jails, juvenile detention, and immigration detention centers leave incarcerated individuals especially vulnerable. This chapter will discuss potential avenues for detained persons and their lawyers seeking to use the legal system to obtain relief, including potential release, during this extraordinary, unprecedented crisis.
Gregory Bernstein, Stephanie Guzman, Maggie Hadley, Rosalyn M. Huff, Alison Hung, Anita N. Yandle, Alexis Hoag & Bernard E. Harcourt,
COVID-19 and Prisoners’ Rights,
Law in the Time of COVID-19, Katharina Pistor, Ed., Columbia Law School, 2020
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