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Canary Coal Mine
Shackles and Solitary: Inside Louisiana’s Harshest Juvenile Lockup
March 10, 2022
Michele is interviewed on juvenile systems around the country manage their most challenging youth. “They’re just throwing up their hands and saying: ‘We’ve exhausted our options. We just don’t know what to do," Michele comments.
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."
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.