BLAC & Alliance for Healthier Communities: Statement on Detainees and COVID-19

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) and the Alliance for Healthier Communities (The Alliance) are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on those who are incarcerated. Due to the staggering numbers of Black people incarcerated in correctional facilities across the country, BLAC and the Alliance are acutely aware that the impact of the virus will be felt disproportionately by Black communities.

“Failure to develop clear strategies will further harm Black populations and communities already bearing a heavier pandemic burden due to systemic and structural inequity.” – BLAC & The Alliance

Read the full statement here.