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  • Hello and Happy Friday! The recording and slides from today's First Friday Forum are now available in the On-Demand section of the University of Pretrial. A big thank you to @Wendy Blackwell , @Jessica Bizik , and ...

  • Hi everyone - my circuit is looking to expand pre-trial services in the City of St. Louis, particularly in light of cash bail reform. We are still very much in the planning phase, and one big need we will eventually ...

  • Aaron - these are very trying times, for sure. I have some questions given the differences we are seeing across jurisdictions. You've over 700 still in custody, which could surely mean you have 700 people charged ...

  • Texas has seen a lot of activity in the past 7 days with Governor Abbott's declaration and since law suit regarding the circumvention of current release practices in the state: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/01/jail-inmate-attorneys-challenge-greg-abbott-bail-order/ ...

  • Ira, Thank you for sharing this. The compelling case made in this article is underscored by the drastic increase from dozens of positive cases of COVID-19 on March 30, when this article was published to more than 300 ...

  • Thanks Terry Schuster​ for the heads up about emergency funding for jail alternatives that support responses to Covid-19. SAMHSA also has an emergency funding opportunity that supports behavioral health treatment ...

  • According to the Marshall Project's Coronavirus Tracker , all states shut down personal visits to prisons in early or mid-March, and jails have followed suit, raising the question of how families can stay in touch with ...

  • Hi everyone--for all of you who work with local or state governments, please encourage them to apply for emergency federal funds through Bureau of Justice Assistance formula grants .  This money was made available a ...

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  • As jails and prisons across the country must think about the spread of Covid-19 throughout their populations, many are looking to release people. The group, Media Justice, has put out the attached document citing arguments ...

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