COVID-19 brings critical danger to Maryland's incarcerated persons -- take action!

rusty_lock.jpgThe danger the COVID-19 virus brings to those trapped in Maryland’s prisons is acute.

Please join our Marylanders United community later today as we gather again to talk about our statewide COVID-19 response work. The focus this afternoon at 5:30 is on our incarcerated population and what is being done --  and what more can be done to reduce the number of folks being detained in order to stop the spread of COVID19.

The danger the COVID-19 virus brings to those trapped in Maryland’s prisons is acute.

Please join our Marylanders United community later today as we gather again to talk about our statewide COVID-19 response work. The focus this afternoon at 5:30 is on our incarcerated population and what is being done --  and what more can be done to reduce the number of folks being detained in order to stop the spread of COVID19.

We are sure you have all been appalled by how Trump’s associates – the ones already convicted and sentenced – are being released from incarceration because their high-priced teams of lawyers rev up the dangers of COVID-19 in prison. And we ask where the concern for the desperate needs of the masses of persons imprisoned – disproportionately of color – is being expressed.

Those who are incarcerated, and those who work in jails and detention facilities are at risk; protecting them protects all of us. Depopulating the facilities is critical at this time.cuffed_individual.jpg

Join us this afternoon for our community conversation on criminal justice in the time of COVID. Click here to RSVP.

You will:

  • Learn about the ways in which the pandemic is affecting our incarcerated population. 

  • Get an update from Delegate Jazz Lewis (D-24) on the latest news about actions the state is taking.

  • Hear from Tricia Christensen, Policy Manager at the Maryland Harm Reduction Coalition, on drug use and criminalization. 

  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and take action! 

This is a meeting you won’t want to miss! 

Marylanders United Virtual Organizing Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2020

5:30-7:00PM

pm_state_house_background.jpgRead about our weekly virtual meetings – including last week’s on the state’s COVID-19 housing crisis and the deep feedback we are getting on Marylanders’ needs and hopes all around the state.

We hope that you are continuing to stay safe and healthy. Please share the Facebook Event with your friends! – and feel free to invite others to JOIN US THIS AFTERNOON! Stay safe.