US: Calls grow to release detained youth amid coronavirus crisis



“As calls grow for the release of inmates in prisons across the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, lawyers and advocates are pressing for the broad release of young people held in juvenile detention facilities, as well.

‘As many young people that can go home right now, should go home,’ said Zoe Rawson, a member of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, which is part of a California coalition demanding the immediate release of detained youth.”

– Nidia Bautista

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