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Restorative Justice & COVID-19

By now, you've probably seen an abundance of responses to COVID-19. We know this situation is overwhelming. Despite this, we have to continue being the advocates for the communities we serve. This is why the Restorative Justice Coalition is putting pressure on the criminal justice leadership locally to demand swift action that will protect the public, inmates and staff.

*RAPID RESPONSE CALL TO ACTION*

Mitigating Exposure and Spread of COVID-19 in County Jails

We recognize the importance of social distancing during this pandemic. When it comes to crises, the most marginalized of our communities face the greatest impact. We urge everyone to be concerned at a time when it’s recommended to practice social distancing for the sake of not only ourselves but also our community as a whole. With that in mind, we ask for the release of incarcerated individuals charged with nonviolent and victimless offenses in order to lower COVID-19 impact in Hillsborough County Jails.

CALL TO ACTION –
1. Allow offenders of nonviolent and victimless crimes to be released on own recognizance or “ released without bail/written promise”
2. Issue notice to appear or “paper arrests” for nonviolent and victimless crimes
3. Visit this link http://bit.ly/floridaaction1 to urge those in power to protect our incarcerated community from unnecessary and potentially life threatening risk of exposure

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Will you please take 10 minutes to do a quick e-mail blast The templates have been made for you and you are certainly welcome to modify them. But all you have to do is click each link and press send right from your phone or desktop. CLICK HERE TO DO THIS ACTION!

HAVE ADDITIONAL TIME?

Make these phone calls!

CALL ANDREW WARREN: (813) 272-5400

Call State Attorney Warren's office and let his staff know: "How come Miami-Dade has released a statement on reducing the jail population but you have not? State Attorney, will you suspend bail and fight to get non-violent offenders out on recognizance?! We need you!" CALL HIM AT 813-272-5400

CALL BERNIE MCCABE: (727) 464-6221

Call State Attorney Bernie McCabe's office and let his staff know:  "How come Miami-Dade has released a statement on reducing the jail population but you have not? State Attorney, will you suspend bail and fight to get non-violent offenders out on recognizance?! We need you!" CALL HIM AT (727) 464-6221

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