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COVID-19 and the global fight against mass incarceration –



The pandemic has led governments to release an unprecedented number of people from prison and to curb new admissions. Activists and researchers from across the globe will discuss and share strategies by civil society on how to ensure this is a turning point to reverse the long-standing trend of mass incarceration as a response to crime.


  • Olivia Rope, Director of Policy and International Advocacy, Penal Reform International
  • Isabel Pereira, Principal investigator at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice & Society (Dejusticia), Colombia
  • Sabrina Mahtani, Advocaid Sierra Leone
  • Maidina Rahmawati, Institute of Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR), Indonesia
  • Andrea James, Founder and Exec Director, and Justine Moore, Director of Training, National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, USA

Source: Transnational Institute

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