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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Americans for Prosperity-Utah (AFP-UT) encouraged Governor Herbert to adopt recommendations which would guarantee that every Utahn associated with the criminal justice system, including the incarcerated, police, prosecutors, judges, and correctional officers receive adequate protection from the spread of COVID-19.
AFP-UT State Director Heather Andrews issued the following statement.
“COVID-19 is indiscriminate in who it affects. We know our lawmakers have many difficult decisions to make in this uncertain time, but we encourage them to act with compassion for every Utahn.
“Incarcerated individuals are at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19 than the general population. Adequate social distancing is nearly impossible in our jails and prisons. We encourage Governor Herbert to take swift and targeted action to protect these individuals, which will protect correctional staff and our communities by extension.”
AFP’s recommendations for the criminal justice system during the COVID -19 crisis: