Advisory: National Emergency Webinar on COVID-19 and Criminal Legal and Immigrant Detention Systems

The dangers of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, have people across the globe focused on taking steps to limit contact with others and ensure hand-washing and other personal hygiene steps. Conditions within jails and prisons and immigration detention centers — from overcrowding to unsanitary living spaces — put them at unique and serious risk.

On Friday, policymakers, activists, and medical experts will be presenting essential information about these particular concerns and sharing best practices and potential policies for mitigating the harm of COVID-19 for those impacted by criminal legal and immigration systems, particularly incarcerated and detained people.

DATE: Friday, March 13

TIME: 3:30-5:00 pm ET/12:30-3:00 pm PT 


For more information or questions:

Speakers include: 

Representative Ayanna Pressley, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District 

Erika Andiola, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

Patrisse Cullors, Justice LA Coalition, Black Lives Matter 

Andrea James, National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

Stephanie Morales, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Portsmouth, Virginia

David Patton, Federal Defenders of New York

Dr. Homer Venters, Former Chief Medical Officer for NYC Jails

Brittany White, Faith in Action 

Sponsored by: The Center for Popular Democracy, Faith in Action, The Justice Collaborative, and the National Council for Incarcerated Women and Girls.

Special thanks to: ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights, Color of Change, Detention Watch Network, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Working Families Party