This blog post was written by Amairini Sanchez (PhD student) and Sarah Shannon (Associate Professor) and was published in the Legal Ruralism blog site. It describes the measures that rural jails in Georgia have taken during the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers will work with local jurisdictions to find out the reason that rural incarceration rates have been on the rise.
A $235,000 grant was awarded to an interdisciplinary team at the University of Georgia. The Vera Institute of Justice awarded grants to UGA and Washington State University to pilot their planned vision of the Rural Jails Research and Policy Network.