COVID-19 poses a significant risk to individuals currently in regional jails, the majority of which are there pre-trial for low-level, non-violent charges.
The 13th PDC (Kanawha County) has prepared a sample motion concerning COVID-19. "As we all know, the lack of proper sanitation, close quarters, and limited medical capacity put our clients at a greater risk of infection than the general public. Therefore, we are attempting to get currently incarcerated clients released and prevent further unnecessary incarcerations." Click here to download the motion
and thank you to the 13th PDC (and specifically Sara Whittaker) for preparing this resource.