Washtenaw Sheriff's Office Continues To Adapt Department And Jail Operations In COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 30, 2020

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton
Credit Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

Michigan's jails and prisons have typically dealt with overcrowding, which is now more dangerous due to the COVID-19 crisis.  In response, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order designed to protect Michigan's inmates and law enforcement officers.  Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton spoke with  WEMU's David Fair about the adjustments made already and the short and longer term plans to come. 


RESOURCES:

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Washtenaw Sheriff COVID-19 Updates

Washtenaw County Health Department

Washtenaw County Public Health: COVID-19

Washtenaw County Emergency Services

Michigan Executive Order 2020-29

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