This week in the news: As the WHO declares the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, many are asking what measures are being taken to protect the health and welfare of justice-involved and incarcerated populations as well as staff, correctional officers, public defenders, and others working in the justice system, and more.
This week in the news: Hotels in the hot seat for human trafficking, coronavirus threatens jails and prisons, America’s “digital prison,” a pre-arraignment counsel pilot program, and more.
This week in the news: Children 6 and up taught how to reverse an opioid overdose, women receive harsher punishments in prison than men, 70 percent of the public supports “second look” policy, and more.
Friday News Roundup: A first, Florida, & Future of Bail Reform This week in the news: A first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought against a motel by a human trafficking survivor was settled, a victory for voting rights in Florida and for fighting the opioid crisis in Chicago, courts as an avenue for bail reform, and more.
This week in the news: Witness mis-identification, discovery reform law helps defense fight fair, three reports offer a look at criminal justice by numbers, and more.
This week in the news: Bail reform from New York to Michigan, who gets charged for an overdose, calls for more funding in the public defense system, and more.
This week in the news: the federal government is suing over a state law banning private prisons, a look at policies for juveniles, a proposal for a ‘defender general’, a proposed expansion of mandatory minimums for drug crimes, and more.
This week in the news: ‘Are Missouri lawmakers ready to fix an unconstitutional public defense system?;’ giving veterans a second chance; black female prosecutors are saying: “Enough;” and more.
This week in the news: ‘Can you talk your way out of a life sentence?,’ Pew uncovers how many are affected by civil legal problems, 11K pardons issued in Illinois, ‘Do Human Trafficking Intervention Courts really work?,’ and more.
This week in the news: the hidden costs of incarceration for the holidays, voting rights restored for over 200K voters, how to rethink drug dealing and punishment, and more.