During the pandemic, criminal justice systems are being pushed to a breaking point as national, state, and local governments have struggled to contain the virus in places of detention, in often overcrowded settings with little fresh air, poor sanitary conditions, and limited access to healthcare, with mortality rates higher than those outside. Efforts to release as many prisoners as possible have put extra demands on temporary housing and shelters already struggling to maintain safe distancing practices, and on systems and supervisory staff for parolees.
Our panelists for this webinar will reflect on four questions: What are the biggest challenges you have faced in your work? How did you cope with them? What did you do for self-care? What have you learned?