Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio oversees law enforcement practices and jails in Maricopa County (AZ) that are plagued by disturbing and unconstitutional mistreatment of citizens and immigrants alike. Under Sheriff Joe, who calls himself the world’s toughest sheriff, officials have instituted a pattern of targeting and harassing Latino drivers and passengers, denied women prisoners access to health care and perpetuated violence and unsafe conditions in the jails that threaten prisoners’ lives.

Victory Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Jails, Where Too Many Have Suffered and Died From Neglect

Victory Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Jails, Where Too Many Have Suffered and Died From Neglect

By Eric Balaban, ACLU National Prison Project at 2:08pm
It took a nurse observing a man “eating chunks [taken out of his cell wall]” before he was moved out of solitary confinement.
Immigrants Rights are Civil Rights

Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice

By Alessandra Soler, ACLU of Arizona at 11:30am

Several weeks ago, when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062, she urged us to "turn the ugliness of the debate … into a renewed search for greater respect and understanding." She cited "non-discrimination" as a core value among Arizonans...

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