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Policy, Advocacy and Reform

Protecting Corrections Officers and Frontline Staff During the Pandemic

From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, correctional officers and their unions have demanded that governors across the country act immediately to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect those living and working inside jails, prisons and detention facilities and invest in the dedicated staff who are still going to work every day.

One Voice United drafted policy recommendations sent to the National Governors Association with the support of national labor leaders and presidents of 16 state unions across the country.

Since then, One Voice United has continued to demand protections, communicating with the Centers for Disease Control and Protection as well as attorneys general across the country. 

Testimony Submitted to The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

During this state of national emergency, crisis and tragedy surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), corrections officers and other staff across the country
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Letter to CDC Director Robert R. Redfield

No other occupation works in confined spaces with such a high-risk population and where social distancing is virtually an impossibility.
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National Governors Association Policy Resolution

One Voice United developed 15 critical policy recommendations in response to COVID-19 and, with the support of national labor leaders
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Letter to National Governors Association

Respectfully, we ask that the National Governors Association (NGA) create a mechanism to discuss and adopt this resolution as well
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