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Corrections in the Time of Coronavirus:
Balancing Public Health and Safety in the Prison Pandemic Response


Friday, SEPTEMBER 25
9:00 a.m - 1:45 p.m.
This seminar is to be offered ONLINE via ZOOM ONLY

John Wetzel
Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections

Among the populations hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic has been the incarcerated, who live in enclosed, high-density environments with limited access to PPEs and high rates of underlying respiratory and heart conditions. According to an article recently appearing in JAMA, COVID-19 cases in U.S. federal and state prisons between March 31 and June 6 were 5.5 times higher - and death rates three times higher - than among the general population. Here in Pennsylvania, one of the first states to plan and implement a response, a combination of early quarantining, vigorous testing and innovative population reduction has succeeded in containing the virus's spread. But in the wake of these efforts, what lingering questions and new challenges remain regarding public confidence in our criminal justice institutions?

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This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 4 HOURS of Substantive CLE credit.

This program is offered for 4 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal, For information on social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044.

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