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On March 28th, the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported the first death of someone in their custody: Patrick Jones, a 49-year old man held at Oakdale FCI in Louisiana, who had “complained of a persistent cough.” In the press release announcing Jones’s death, the BOP noted that he was evaluated by their staff on March […]

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Today, the divide between those who the Kenyan state recognizes and those it does not is being felt in new, potentially harmful ways as the Covid-19 response reinforces existing fault lines of power and access. This blog examines four risks for identity-based exclusion in Kenya’s pandemic response, and how ongoing struggles for inclusion will impact […]

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The third state case study in the WPF’s new research project tracking COVID 19 in places of detention is now available. In this newly published case study, we analyze the data and infection trends in Michigan. The primary researcher for this case study was Amaia T. Elorza Arregi.

Outbreak in Michigan

While Michigan has been one […]

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This essay is co-authored by WPF’s Amaia Elorza Arregi, and Bram Wispelwey, who is a co-founder of Health for Palestine and medical director of 1for3. He teaches at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School.

From 1987-1993, the Palestinian people waged one of the most successful nonviolent mass resistance movements in their […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic will, it is feared, bring about the most severe global recession for decades. It will also restructure the global economy. Some of these dynamics are already clear in the U.S., where big corporations with political influence in Washington DC are salivating at the prospect of being able to gobble up a bigger […]

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The second state case study in the WPF’s new research project tracking COVID 19 in places of detention, is now available. In this newly published case study, we analyze the data and infection trends in Illinois. We have also updated the Massachusetts case study.

Illinois is home to an enormous array of […]

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