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Returning More Difficult During COVID-19

Returning from prison and jail is hard during normal times — it’s even more difficult during COVID-19
Prison Policy Initiative
The very same obstacles that make it hard for people released from prison to succeed — homelessness, a lack of transportation, barriers to healthcare, and more — also make it harder to stay safe from the coronavirus. Poor people returning from prison typically do not have health insurance, since Medicaid’s “inmate exclusion policy” means that states terminate or suspend coverage when someone goes to prison, and not all states re-enroll people upon release.