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Federal Judges Are Failing Incarcerated People During the Pandemic

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/09/18/federal-judges-are-failing-incarcerated-people-during-pandemic

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Just for reference on this one:

Republican appointed judges 669,
Democratic appointed judges 653
16 judge difference

~https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/politics/judiciary-by-party-courts-judges-us/index.html

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When I read the “my clients” description of this population as incarcerated people I thought of the commonalities of institutionalized people and public health risks. Institutionalization is what happens to people in various life situations. Those deemed incapable on some level, the elderly, the disabled, criminal behavior, those with educational needs. It is group behavior with specific expected outcomes.

I think you have to do a comparative analysis here, because it is not just incarcerated people that have risks. The risks are imposed and certainly indicate that there are large groups of people we just don’t know how to care for.