Left-wing groups: Let’s fight coronavirus with mass prison releases, suspended border enforcement

Left-wing groups: Let’s fight coronavirus with mass prison releases, suspended border enforcement

[Ed. – Their rationale: locking people up together makes the people locked up more susceptible to virus transmission.  So, you know, to heck with everyone else.  Release the criminals among us.]

Multiple left-leaning organizations have called for governments to respond to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus by mass releasing prisoners, reducing arrests, and limiting immigration enforcement.

The proposals from major criminal justice reform groups, in particular, push preexisting policy goals as a solution to the impending epidemic. …

The Prison Policy Initiative on Friday … called for the implementation of several of its preferred policies to lower jail admissions and reduce “jail churn,” including “reclassifying misdemeanor offenses that do not threaten public safety into non-jailable offenses; using citations instead of arrests for all low-level crimes …

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The Center for American Progress, a major liberal think tank, argued Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security should “suspend certain immigration enforcement practices during the coronavirus outbreak.”

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