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Over 14,000 Oregonians, many elderly and already in poor health, are currently confined in unhygienic, small, and densely populated jail and prison cells. We’re concerned for the health of people who are incarcerated, the people who work in Oregon’s facilities, and their families and communities who are at risk of being exposed.
Join us online on Wednesday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. to hear an update from ACLU of Oregon Interim Legal Director Kelly Simon along with our guests Mae Lee Browning, legislative director of the Oregon Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and Vanessa Sherrod, Family Preservation Project alumna. They will discuss work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon’s prisons and jails, and how you can take action.
We will have ASL interpretation for this webinar.
Our justice system can’t afford to stay stagnant in this pandemic. The absence of swift action from Oregon leaders and policymakers will overwhelmingly impact people of color who have been disproportionately arrested, prosecuted, jailed, and imprisoned in our state.