Extreme Complexity: Management of Congregate Jail Populations During COVID-19

Friday, October 23

2:00PM Eastern / 11:00AM Pacific

Perhaps the most complex challenge of congregate population management, this topic links the public health implications of jail density with the public safety implications of de-densification of jails and other alternatives to incarceration. The safe and healthy management of jail populations during a disaster is another focus of this important inquiry. Alternative uses of depopulated jail facilities is one of many emerging options to address the larger issue of congregate care systems. In this webinar, panelists will examine these questions and many more as they consider what jails will – or should – look like during and after COVID-19.

This is the third installment of a three-part webinar series discussing the challenges and emerging model practices for housing, sheltering, and congregate population management during the pandemic.  More information on the other webinars in this series.


panelist

Panelist
John Diaz

Director
Adult and Juvenile Detention

panelist

Panelist
Donell Harvin, PhD

Chief, Homeland Security and Intelligence
Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

panelist

Panelist
Kevin Kempf

Executive Director
Correctional Leaders Association

panelist

Panelist
Brent Travelbee

Emergency Management Section Chief
Michigan Department of Corrections

facilitator

Facilitator
Clark Kimerer

Assistant Chief (Retired), Seattle Police Department
Vice Chair, Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) (Seattle)

Panelist Bios [pdf]

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