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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. 

Connecticut has reason to celebrate on youth justice reforms

JPI's Executive Director reflects on Connecticut's 10-year-anniversary of raising the age for handling youth in juvenile court.

MD Gov. Calls Crime in Baltimore ‘Urgent Crisis’

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

D.C. Police Can’t Handcuff Children Age 12 And Younger Under New Policy

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Report: Maryland Has Largest Black Prison Population in U.S.

Article and interview with JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler about JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Maryland leads the nation in incarcerating young black men

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

Senate Panel Briefed on Disparity in Incarceration

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief. 

Juvenile justice, parole reform needed, analyst tells Senate panel

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

In Sacramento, Youth Activists Push to Get Police Out of Schools

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on the use of School Resource Officers. 

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