Sunday, March 15, 2020

FPD and COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the FPD is temporarily changing how we work. Please be assured that we are still working—as long as our clients are in jail or under prosecution, we will work. Our immediate responsibility—everyone’s immediate responsibility—is to slow the spread of the contagion, to flatten the curve. 

So for the next few weeks, we will work remotely. Our physical offices are closed. Most court hearings are delayed. Phone messages and email will be monitored, but may not be answered immediately. We will continue to communicate with our clients and tend to business, even if business is delayed. We will closely review and monitor the well being of our clients in custody, those who are most vulnerable and with the least control over their own lives. We are ready to fight for their release to protect their health.  
Our contact information is available on ks.fd.org. Please call or email as needed. And everyone, please take care of yourselves and each other.

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