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Reducing prison population during pandemic is a matter of public health, not politics

The nationwide call to decarcerate jails and prisons to combat COVID-19 is not a matter of politics, as Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel argued in a recent opinion editorial, but of fact.

There is no getting around the truth: Reducing the incarcerated population will reduce the infection and death rate for all of us. Statistics do not have a political agenda.

ACLU Chief Data Scientist Aaron Horowitz explains more in an opinion editorial published in the Arizona Republic. Read the full piece here.

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