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03.11.20

ACLU of Ohio Expresses Concern in Letter to Gov. DeWine Regarding the Prevention & Management of COVID-19 for Incarcerated Ohioans

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On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, ACLU of Ohio Executive Director Ben Guess and Legal Director Freda Levenson sent Ohio Governor Mike DeWine a letter urging an immediate plan of action regarding the state’s prevention and management of COVID-19 and its impact on incarcerated Ohioans.

The letter outlines the need to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19 among Ohio’s prisons, youth facilities, and jails, and for those plans to be made public so Ohioans can have confidence in the safety of their loved ones.

The full letter can be read here.

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