Disability Rights and Criminal Justice
The ACLU supports reducing the use of the United States’ jail and prison systems to warehouse people with mental and physical disabilities. We support efforts within the criminal justice system to identify and work with a person’s disability in rehabilitative efforts.
- VideoApril 21, 2014
- CaseFebruary 13, 2015
Federal Court Orders State to Stop Violating Constitutional Rights of People with Mental Illness in JailPress ReleaseApril 3, 2015
ACLU-WA Sues to Stop Pierce County from Abusing and Neglecting Incarcerated Individuals Experiencing Mental IllnessPress ReleaseDecember 5, 2017
- Press ReleaseApril 28, 2016
The ACLU Seeks Day in Court for Mentally Disabled Man Denied Medical Attention by Baldwin State PrisonPress ReleaseJanuary 15, 2019