Discovery / podcast: Season 2
Incarcerated during COVID-19
Guest: La Rond Baker, Special Counsel for Affirmative Litigation and Policy, King County Department of Public Defense
Jails and prisons are dangerous incubators of the COVID-19 virus, and incarcerated individuals constitute one of the country's most at-risk populations. This unprecedented reality has amplified discussions around incarceration in the United States, accelerating advocacy efforts as calls for reform get louder.
La Rond Baker has spent her career in the legal profession spearheading civil rights and criminal justice initiatives in Washington. She joins to discuss the pandemic's disproportionate effects on prison populations, and she outlines potential impacts that could stretch beyond the virus's reach.