DC DOC Corrections Officers Allege Being Exposed to COVID-10 at DC Jail

As reported by wusa9.com: Cpl. Benjamin Olubasusi, who has been with DOC for 10 years and who has been a participant in the ReThink Justice DC Coalition, in a public press conference, said that officers at the D.C. jail are being exposed to COVID-19

Inmates Sue DC Dept. of Corrections Over Its Coronavirus Response

From wamu.org The American Civil Liberties Union of DC and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia are suing the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) on behalf of the more than 1,600 people incarcerated in D.C.’s jails.

AG Barr calls for home confinement for inmates vulnerable to COVID-19

Source: upi.com Attorney General William Barr on Thursday issued a directive to the federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday calling for at-risk prisoners to be sent home to reduce the inmate population and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The directive states that an inmate’s eligibility would be determined by their age and vulnerability to COVID-19, …

DC Corrections Information Council Releases Report on Hope Village Site Visit

On Thursday March 26, 2020, the CIC conducted a site visit at Hope Village in response to community concerns raised this week about inadequate supplies. CIC staff had a conversation with Hope Village executive staff and program staff, as well as the BOP Residential Re-Entry Manager

Coalition Letter to Pres. Trump Asking Him to Commute Federal Sentences for Most Vulnerable Populations

A coalition of national criminal justice reform advocates sent a letter to President Trump urging him to utilize his clemency power to commute the federal sentences of people who could benefit from compassionate release, and other populations that are exceptionally vulnerable to coronavirus. Signers included the ACLU, FreedomWorks, the Due Process Institute, the Justice Roundtable …