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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…
MEDIA ADVISORY Criminal Justice Coalition Sends Urgent Recommendations to District and Federal Leaders to Reduce Incarcerated Population During COVID-19 Crisis
MEDIA ADVISORY Criminal Justice Coalition Sends Urgent Recommendations to District and Federal Leaders to Reduce Incarcerated Population During COVID-19 Crisis
Let’s keep youth justice from making the coronavirus worse
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler reflects on how r eleasing low risk incarcerated youth will help curb the coronavirus and improve the justice system.
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.

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