Releasing Sex Offenders Is No Way to Fight Coronavirus

“Social distancing” isn’t easy in jails and prisons. Many states and localities are issuing orders to release inmates in an effort to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus. But while it makes sense to release some first-time and low-level offenders, some states and counties are going about it in a way that puts the public at risk.

Inmates in jails and state and federal prisons are routinely held in close proximity. Municipal and county jails, which hold defendants awaiting trial, have a much higher turnover, creating a ripe…

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