Michael Benza, of the School of Law, explains compassionate release and discusses the situation that many criminal justice institutions are facing

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WKYC- NBC Cleveland: Michael Benza, senior instructor of law, discusses the criminal justice concept known as compassionate release, an early release from prison for those deemed unlikely to be a risk to society. “The institutions are scrambling to just react to what this situation is. They’re trying to protect the inmates in an environment that is not conducive to a public health crisis,” said Benza.