Thousands of Prisoners Were Sent Home Because of Covid. They Don’t Want to Go Back.

Criminal justice advocates say the pandemic offers a case study for a different type of punitive system in America, one that relies far less on incarceration.

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Maura Turcotte

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ever since she was sent to a sober living facility six months ago, part of a mass release of nonviolent prisoners to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Wendy Hechtman has tried to do all the right things.

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