Chicago Reporter Analyzes Prison Response

Sage Kim, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration, was featured in a story by the Chicago Reporter examining the State of Illinois' plans to mitigate COVID-19 in its prisons.  Kim noted jails and prisons have disproportionately high rates of people with chronic illness, an indicator of risk for severe COVID-19 infection.

The article also referenced an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times co-authored by Kim and numerous School of Public Health faculty, students and alumni, calling for early release of non-violent offenders at risk for severe COVID-19 infection.

We need to act very quickly,  In prisons and jails, once [the virus] gets out of hand, it’s very difficult to control.

Sage Kim, PhD  |  Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration

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