First Friday Forum: What's Happening in Pretrial Justice: COVID-19 + Black Lives Matter
Includes a Live Event on 08/07/2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
COVID-19 continues to overwhelm jails across the country. Join us for the August First Friday Forum for a look at how civil rights groups and defenders are responding, through filing lawsuits over failures to provide basic sanitation supplies and medical care, and creating motion banks for challenging pretrial detention. We will also discuss how Black Lives Matter protesters are being treated in the criminal legal system, and what communities are doing to change that.
- Brandon Buskey, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project
- Mona Jenkins, Greater Cincinnati Homelessness Coalition
- Marlina David-Martin, Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
- Meghan Guevara, Pretrial Justice Institute (moderator)