Safe and Effective Release and Reentry in the Time of Coronavirus

by Malcolm C. Young

Following up a article on this same subject, Mr. Young advocates for two changes: (1) expanding the numbers of incarcerated people who authorities will consider for release in response to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19); and, (2) introduction of a reentry program model that can operate effectively and safely during in the time of the coronavirus. The article is grounded in the experience and research behind Project New Opportunity, a unique reentry program that successfully served federal prisoners released “early” because of changes in drug sentencing laws or clemency.

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