Letter to Los Angeles Times Editor Norman Pearlstein

We are over two dozen faculty members at universities and colleges, including Berkeley Law, UC Irvine Law School, UC Hastings, and many others.  We write this letter to address the misleading and harmful reporting in the Los Angeles Times Article, California’s prisons and jails have emptied thousands into a world changed by coronavirus … First and foremost, the article entirely misstates the public health threat posed by the spread of COVID-19 in jails and prisons.