California’s Incarcerated Population Plunges to New Low during COVID-19 Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes August 19 2020 The number of people in California’s prisons and jails has declined substantially since February. Still, most state prisons remain overcrowded, and many counties have seen recent increases in jail populations.
Addressing the Outbreak in San Quentin: Lessons from 1918 Heather Harris July 16 2020 Outbreaks in California prisons during the Spanish flu epidemic could inform how to address the current COVID-19 spread in San Quentin.
What Ohio’s COVID-19 Outbreaks Can Teach California Prisons Heather Harris June 30 2020 With an outbreak at San Quentin highlighting the threat posed by COVID-19, the experiences of Ohio prisons could provide lessons for California.
Prison Admissions Resume as COVID-19 Spreads Heather Harris June 12 2020 California has resumed prison admissions after an eight-week moratorium, a change that – if it leads to increased crowding -- could put the prison population at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19.
Severe COVID-19 Infections May Threaten California’s Prisons Heather Harris March 27 2020 California invests more than any other state in prisoners’ health. Still, living conditions that make social distancing difficult and other factors could make the state’s prison population especially susceptible to a coronavirus outbreak.