- Compassionate release: Immediate release of people who are elderly, who are terminally or chronically ill
- Commutation: Accelerate and expedite the commutations process in all 50 states. Release viable candidates for commutation, those without infractions for the past 5 years, those who have proven positively impactful in their immediate and far reaching communities, those who have invested in their growth and development and education and those who pose a low threat to public safety
- Nonviolent offenses or 2nd and 3rd Degree: Release those who are incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses, who are incarcerated for violent crimes but have proven viable candidates for release
- Wrongful Convictions: release all wrongfully convicted, expedite investigation of Convictions integrity unit
- Excessive sentencing: release anyone who has been incarcerated longer than 20 years.
- Anyone who can’t be released at this time in a single cell
Source: The Justice Collaborative
- Release all people held on bail
- Release all people held on detainers
- Release all serving sentences in nonviolent cases.
- Everyone else single cell.
- Halt and decrease arrests
- Emphasize diversionary plans
- Eliminate ICE arrests/detention
Source: Keisha Hudson Brooks
- Provide adequate supplies of soap and hand sanitizer (where allowed) to everyone in the prison and ensure that washable surfaces are disinfected;
- Screen staff, volunteers, and any other individuals to make sure they are not endangering the health of those who are incarcerated while encouraging them to stay home if feeling sick;
- If family visit bans last for more than a week, provide free phone calls and email access to people in prison; and
- Keep families aware of any outbreaks, developments, and planned lock-downs so that they know their loved ones are safe.
- Additional: Increase healthcare standards
- Give access to soap and hand sanitizing
- Increase the quality of food
- Give access to meaningful mental health care during this time