Prescott, Starr, and Pyle extend case for early prisoner release in Covid-19 pandemic
“The COVID-19 situation in prisons is a moral test that, so far, our society is failing. Even when our own safety is at stake, we make knee-jerk assumptions about people who once committed a violent crime: that they cannot ever reform. These assumptions are not borne out by data. And right now, they are blinding us to what is needed to protect all of us,” wrote PSC Faculty Affiliates Sonja Starr and J.J. Prescott and economics doctoral student Benjamin Pyle, whose research shows that early release of prisoners with convictions for violent crimes will not endanger society.