This Working Group will address the linked impacts of mass incarceration and racial and socioeconomic residential segregation on the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. It will focus specifically on COVID-19 transmission in the Cook County Jail and in Chicago neighborhoods impacted by mass incarceration.
Mitigating Inequality in COVID-19: Incarceration, Segregation, and Poverty
Working Group Lead
Jon Zelner, University of Michigan
Working Group Members
Christopher Muller, University of California, Berkeley
Ramya Naraharisett, University of Michigan
Kyle Popovich, Rush University
Evan Snitkin, University of Michigan
Stephanie Thiede, University of Michigan
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