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Will Trump Do Time? What It Would Take to Convict the Former President
July 20, 2022
Michele is quoted in the July cover of Newsweek on a story about what would happen if Trump goes to prison.
With 78 TX Prison Staff Deaths, COVID Threat 'Far From Over'
Feb. 24, 2022
The National Criminal Justice Association announces the release of PJIL's latest publication, "Canary in the Coal Mine: A Profile of Staff COVID Deaths in the Texas Prison System."
Texas House and Senate likely headed to closed-door negotiations over bail reform
May 21, 2021
In the final days of the 87th Texas legislative session, as Gov. Abbott’s priority bail reform bill was nearing passage, Capital Tonight interviewed PJIL Associate Director, Alycia Welch, on the potential implications of the bill.
COVID-19 in jails 'would be catastrophic' — here's how they're preparing
March 24, 2020
The American Jail Association put forth recommendations written by Michele Deitch to help jails respond to the coronavirus threat.
Recommended Strategies for Sheriffs and Jails to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
March 20, 2020
At the onset of the pandemic, Michele drafted this rapid response paper detailing strategies that sheriffs could implement in order to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19 in jails.