COVID-19, Political Prisoners, and the Overcrowding of Prisons

Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt. Even though some countries have decided to gradually open up, the rate of new infected cases shows no sign of slowing down. By now, more than 13 million people have been affected and over half a million are dead. The virus has mercilessly affected all sections of our society whether rich or poor, young or old. Now the virus knocks at the door of a highly vulnerable group of people whose choices are limited – prisoners.

Read the entire article below co-authored by  Abhishek Chakravarty, Faculty, Daksha Fellowship

https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/08/chakravarty-rajkhowa-covid19-prisonovercrowding/

 

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