Dec 23, 2015
ACLU of NH Challenges State Prison Ban on Mailed Christmas Cards, Prayer Cards, and Children’s Drawings
“We do not doubt that Suboxone is a problem in New Hampshire’s prisons. But the Department of Corrections must address this problem without indiscriminately banning innocent s...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Dec 21, 2015
Study Documents Extreme Racial Disparity in Arrests for Low-Level Offenses
In four test cities, Blacks were 2.6 to 9.6 times more likely than Whites to be arrested for loitering, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and marijuana possession.
Dec 21, 2015
ACLU Announces New Trone Center for Criminal Justice Reform and Advisory Board of Private Sector and Education Leaders to Promote Reintegration
NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union announced the creation of the Trone Center for Criminal Justice Reform. The Center, located at the ACLU national headquarters, w...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Dec 18, 2015
ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Commutations and Pardons
WASHINGTON, DC – The White House announced that the federal prison sentences of 95 people would be commuted. Two people were pardoned. Five of those with commuted sentences were ...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Dec 17, 2015
ACLU Challenges Minnesota’s Ban on Medicaid Coverage of Transition-Related Surgery
Lawsuit Says Ban Arbitrarily Denies Transgender People Necessary Healthcare
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
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