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As employers expand pool of workers, formerly incarcerated people see opportunities and risks

by Ray Levy Uyeda This article was originally published at Prism. “Help Wanted” signs have gone up and stayed up in storefront windows around the country as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread loss of life and fueled the Great Resignation. Still, criminal justice advocates say the worker shortage could be turned around if employers hired […]

COVID-19 Federal Guidelines for Reopening Tasting Rooms (Part 3)

by Molly Kelly, Enology Extension Educator In blog post #1 (June 29th) Penn State Extension covered current COVID-19 state guidelines for the reopening of Pennsylvania tasting rooms. In the second post (July 13th) we covered federal guidelines of general best practices related to the reopening of tasting rooms and COVID-19 drawn from guidance by the […]

Why Prison Lockdowns Can’t Protect Inmates From Deadly Viruses

When the pandemic started, many prisons and jails throughout the country responded by locking people down in their cells for 22 to 24 hours a day, and by using solitary confinement cells as quarantine units. In some ways, these lockdown measures seemed like an intuitive response to the virus: Since prisons aren’t built for social […]