Across Michigan, people have been released from county jails in record numbers to help protect them from contracting the deadly coronavirus. Read from the viewpoint of the Chippewa County Chief Public Defender.
Defending Our Rights to Equality, Liberty, and Justice in Michigan
When we launched the ACLU People Power Tour late last year, the idea was to join forces with supporters and coalition partners to hold townhalls in communities across the state. We would talk about our work but, just as importantly, we’d also listen as residents spoke out about the civil rights
As the coronavirus sweeps through many of Michigan’s prisons, Muskegon Correctional Facility has reportedly been spared – so far. But the people who are housed there say they fear the worst when they're not given the basics to protect themselves.