Covering Criminal Courts Amid COVID-19: Six Tips for Journalists

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Even before the coronavirus pandemic, courts across the U.S. struggled to keep up with their caseloads. Then COVID-19 forced America’s legal system to delay and suspend hearings, trials and other legal proceedings, piling more cases onto already substantial backlogs. Meanwhile, many people held in local jails awaiting criminal trials learned they will stay behind bars even longer.

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