Brian Szmak

RTD: Advocates call for release of nonviolent inmates awaiting trial as courts grapple with COVID-19

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “We too often forget that people held before trial are presumed innocent and should be treated as such,” said Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. Advocates including Public Defenders and the ACLU are working with prosecutors, magistrates, and jail officials to facilitate…