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Articles by Sharon Dolovich

Urgent Need for Vaccine Administration in Prisons, Jails and Detention Centers

New Study Documents Startling Spread of COVID-19 in American Prisons and Jails

In the United States, the incarcerated typically live ...

Mass Incarceration, Meet COVID-19 Opportunity to release prisoners with little public safety risk is clear

Most of America’s 2.3 million prisoners cannot practice social distancing. They are packed into overcrowded facilities, living, sleeping and bathing within feet—sometimes inches—of each other. What’s more, they often lack sufficient basics, including soap, warm water and clean towels, let alone hand sanitizer. Unless radical action is ...

Forms of Judicial Deference in Prison Law

by Sharon Dolovich1

Anyone familiar with the constitutional law of prisoners’ rights knows how ready courts are to find against prisoners in the name of “judicial deference.” It is not unreasonable for courts to grant a measure of deference to state actors tasked with a job as complex, challenging and ...