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to COVID-19, incarceration rates have decreased among U.S. prisoners. Incarceration
in state and federal prisons and local jails in the United States dropped from
around 2.1 million in 2019 to 1.8 million by mid-2020—a 14 percent decrease. This
is due to such factors as some prisoners being placed on home confinement by the
Courts and the Bureau of Prisons due to COVID-19 risk factors, some prisons
refusing to accept new prisoners, and some parole officers granting leniency
for low-level violations.
the effects of incarceration prior to the pandemic are still very present in
society. Whether you have a family or friend that has been incarcerated or not,
it's important to understand the effects of loss of freedom. This article will
discuss 10 Compelling Reasons To Be Concerned About Incarceration In The U.S.