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.
If lives are to be saved, Michigan courts must immediately protect against the spread of COVID-19 by dramatically reducing jail incarceration levels.
As each of us wrestle with our own anxieties and fears about the health and well-being of family and friends in this unsettling time, we are reminded of how closely connected we are to one another through our immediate communities and across the globe.
As the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, and as more public and private actors take drastic steps to combat this pandemic, we urge all governmental stakeholders to develop and implement holistic policies that align with guidance from public health expert
The Michigan Joint Task Force on Jails and Pretrial unveiled 18 recommendations for reforming a system that is not only unconstitutional, but disastrous, as studies have shown that just three days in jail puts a person at risk of losing their home, job, and custody of their children.
Right to Life of Michigan says it has cleared a significant hurdle in its attempt to outlaw an abortion procedure known as “dilation and evacuation,” which is the medically preferred method for abortion care at or about 14 or 15 weeks.