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Understanding the Spread of COVID in Prisons as an Occupational Health Hazard for Correctional Staff

Earlier this month, SEICHE Center for Health and Justice at Yale University co-hosted, “Understanding and Addressing the Occupational Health Hazards of Correctional Staff,” a...

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Digging into Dignity

I’m fairly new to the work of prison reform. Most of my background has to do with the economic and environmental justice issues that surround natural disasters. Digging into...

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A Toast to Diversity

As I watch the celebrations of Black History Month in the U.S., I can’t help but think about the extent to which racial divisions dominate the prison environment. And I’m reminded of one particular...

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Valentine’s Day in Prison: Longing for a Hug

Maintaining a romantic relationship while incarcerated is almost impossible. The many different challenges are difficult for couples to overcome. Most relationships end in...