Minisode: COVID-19, Prisons and Smart Decarceration
RadioEd is a biweekly podcast created by the DU Newsroom that taps into the University of Denver’s deep pool of bright brains to explore new takes on today’s top stories. See below for a full episode transcript.
Welcome to our first RadioEd Minisode. In this bonus episode, we take a look at a hot spot for the coronavirus in the United States: prisons. For incarcerated individuals, social distancing remains nearly impossible, and so the virus is spreading rapidly through the prison system. Now, some politicians are calling for “smart decarceration.” We discuss what this means and how it affects local communities with University of Denver psychology professor Apryl Alexander.
Coming soon: A link to Apryl Alexander’s paper, “Sick and Shut In: Incarceration During a Public Health Crisis,” when it publishes