Mary T. Bassett’s Opinion in The New York Times

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights and Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, has recently co-authored “Andrew Cuomo, Stop a Coronavirus Disaster: Release People From Prison” in The New York Times.

In the Opinion, Dr. Bassett and others call upon New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to release as many people as possible from New York’s correctional facilities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They particularly advocate the release of elderly inmates, those with noncriminal technical violations of their patrol, and individuals nearing completion (180 days or less) of their sentences.

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