Denney, Matthew G.T. & Ramon Garibaldo Valdez (2021). Compounding Racialized Vulnerability: COVID-19 in Prisons, Jails, and Migrant Detention Centers. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 9156019. Published online March 19, 2021. DOI: 10.1215/03616878-9156019.
Carceral institutions are among the largest clusters of COVID-19 in the United States. As outbreaks have spread throughout prisons and detention centers, detainees have organized collectively to demand life-saving measures. Chief among these demands has been the call for decarceration: the release of detainees and inmates to prevent exposure to COVID-19. This paper theorizes the compounding racial vulnerability that has led to such a marked spread behind bars, mainly among race-class subjugated communities.
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