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Maryland to close two juvenile detention centers

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

[PRESS RELEASE] NEW POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 Threatens Explosion in Maryland Prisons Without Immediate Intervention

COVID-19 Threatens Explosion in Maryland Prisons Without Immediate Intervention

Maryland Reports First Inmate Death From COVID-19 Pandemic

Cite JPI's advocacy of the list of demands sent to Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan that could lessen the impact of the pandemic in Maryland’s detention facilities. 

Release Nonviolent Inmates and Juveniles So They Can Social Distance From Home

Cite JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Coronavirus spreads in DC region’s prisons as families, advocates worry and seek action

Cite JPI's advocacy of the list of demands sent to Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan that could lessen the impact of the pandemic in Maryland’s detention facilities.

Advocates Reiterate Plea For Prisoner Release, Call Hogan’s Actions ‘Unconscionable’

Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker on the call for depopulating Maryland's state and local facilities during the wake of COVID-19. 

Marylanders Worry About Loved Ones Behind Bars Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Highlighting JPI's #DECARCERATECOVID-19 virtual press conference.

After the COVID-19 Release of Prisoners, Who Will Help Them?

JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker shares his experiences and why officials must immediately begin reducing incarcerated populations, beginning with both those safest to release and most at-risk from COVID19, including geriatric populations.

Let’s keep youth justice from making the coronavirus worse

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler reflects on how releasing low risk incarcerated youth will help curb the coronavirus and improve the justice system.

MEDIA ADVISORY Criminal Justice Coalition Sends Urgent Recommendations to District and Federal Leaders to Reduce Incarcerated Population During COVID-19 Crisis

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Criminal Justice Coalition Sends Urgent Recommendations to District and Federal Leaders to Reduce Incarcerated Population During COVID-19 Crisis

Advocates Urge Release of Older Prison Population Due to COVID-19

Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker. 

Coronavirus Pandemic: Prison Population Vulnerable During Crisis

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

The Crisis of America’s Disconnected Youth—and How to Connect Them

Cites JPI's "Dangers of Detention" report.

Coronavirus in Prisons: Advocates Urge Release of Geriatric Population

Quotes JPI Associate Tyrone Walker.

State halts prison, juvenile justice facility visits indefinitely amid coronavirus outbreak

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on Coronavirus press release. 

[PRESS RELEASE] People in prisons and jails vulnerable to Coronavirus

There is a population who cannot take basic precautions against getting the Coronavirus or giving it to others – washing hands regularly, staying away from groups of people, keeping a 6-foot area between themselves and others, or being sure to routinely disinfect surfaces. On the outside we’re scrambling to find places to buy hand sanitizer, on the inside, in jails, prisons and youth correctional facilities, it’s considered contraband.

Support Our Brothers Behind the Walls

Cites JPI's policy brief “Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland.”

Bill would take governor's office out of parole decisions

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Early Data Shows Raise the Age Slowly Taking Effect For North Carolina’s Juveniles

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock" report. 

Bill Would Remove Md. Governor’s Office From Parole Decisions

Quotes Keith Wallington, JPI's State Strategiest. 

Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons should show mercy to more people like me | Opinion

Cites JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting" report. 

Lenawee Christian School hires school resource officers

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on SROs.

New community fund gives options to nonviolent offenders who can’t afford bail

Cites JPI's reasearch on recidivism. 

Central Florida prosecutors, defenders team up with Morgan & Morgan to create Community Bail Fund

Cites JPI's "Bail Fail" report.

The next step in Connecticut’s juvenile justice reform

Quotes JPI's "Raise the Age" report. 

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