Incarcerated people, including immigrants in detention, are among the most vulnerable when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 16, 2020, the ACLU of New Jersey sent a letter to every county jail in New Jersey with recommendations to prevent an outbreak and minimize the virus’s impact.

If jails fail to have a plan based on science and public health, it will cost lives. We all have to work together now to protect the health, safety, and civil liberties of every New Jerseyan.