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Articles by Wendy Sawyer

With the majority of corrections officers declining the COVID-19 vaccine, incarcerated people are still at serious risk

Low rates of vaccine uptake among correctional staff make it clear that withholding the vaccine from people who are locked up — or offering it only to a small fraction of the prison population — is senseless.

by Wanda Bertram and Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative

Correctional staff in most states have been eligible ...

BJS fuels myths about sex offense recidivism, contradicting its own new data

A new government report reinforces harmful misconceptions about people convicted of sex offenses. Here’s our take on how to parse the data.
by Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative

By now, most people who pay any attention to criminal justice reform know better than to label people convicted of drug offenses ...