Aug 19, 2022
Youth and Families Sue to Halt Planned Transfer of Youth to Angola Prison
Louisiana’s plan to transfer children from Bridge City Center for Youth to Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is inhumane and unconstitutional
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Sep 14, 2021
NYCLU Report Documents “21st Century Jim Crow” in East Ramapo Schools, Urges State Action
NEW YORK – Today, the New York Civil Liberties Union released Private Privilege, Public Pain, a report detailing systemic racism in the East Ramapo Central District (ERCSD) and t...
Sep 10, 2021
Advocates Renew Calls for Governor Mills to Close Long Creek
The calls come after reports of guards continuing to use dangerous force against incarcerated young people
Aug 24, 2021
ACLU: Schools Without Police are Better Schools
Report Shows that Putting Police in Schools Harms Students, Does Not Improve Safety
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Jun 10, 2021
New York State Legislature Votes to Expand Monitor Power in the East Ramapo School District
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Senate and Assembly passed legislation to expand the authority of the East Ramapo school district state monitor, a necessary step toward rebuilding a district ...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Sep 30, 2020
State Settles Decade-Long Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Punishment of Children with Life Behind Bars Without the Possibility of Parole
State law was declared unconstitutional resulting in over a hundred released back to their communities; settlement requires access to rehabilitative programming and sets timeline for resentencing and opportunity for release
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
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