Unprecedented measures have been taken to protect youth throughout the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the response is leaving a group of young people behind: The over 160 Nevada youth held in the custody of state-run facilities and thousands more held in county and local detention cent
Each of the 37,000 people currently detained by ICE are at severe risk of contracting COVID-19. We must immediately reduce the numbers of people in immigration detention, starting by releasing the most vulnerable to serious illness or death.
Police, Prosecutors, Sheriffs, Parole Officers, and Governors can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 — Here’s How
Public health experts have encouraged stakeholders in the criminal legal system to minimize the number of people entering the system in the first place, while also releasing individuals in prisons and jails most vulnerable to the virus.
People in prisons and jails are uniquely vulnerable to coronavirus. Officials must act quickly to pull together a plan to ensure the safety of incarcerated people, medical staff, and correctional officers.
The ACLU will be watching closely to make sure the government's response is scientifically justified and no more intrusive on civil liberties than absolutely necessary.
Colorado is about to become the 22nd state in the nation to repeal the death penalty. Its path to get there highlights the power of community-led organizing.
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