Jan 18, 2024
Civil and Immigrants’ Rights Organizations Urge Federal Clemency for Military Veterans Vulnerable to Deportation
WASHINGTON — Organizations representing noncitizen military veterans whose federal criminal convictions make them vulnerable to deportation are urging President Biden to use his ...
Dec 22, 2023
ACLU Applauds President Biden’s Clemency Announcement
Announcement Will Reunite 11 Families in a Small Step Toward Justice
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Jun 08, 2023
Justice and Faith Organizations Call on President Biden to Grant Clemency for Federal Crack Cocaine Convictions
Thirteen organizations — including the ACLU, NAACP LDF, Leadership Conference and Tzedek Association — are asking the president to repair the harms wrought by the decades-old crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity.
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Apr 11, 2023
ACLU Report Finds Significant Strides in Clemency Trends in 2022
NEW YORK — According to a nationwide report released by the American Civil Liberties Union’s Redemption Campaign, the United States saw significant strides in the use of clemen...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Dec 16, 2022
ACLU Applauds Merrick Garland for Directive to End Crack and Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity
WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is instructing Department of Justice prosecutors to charge crack offenses as powder cocaine offenses, and to seek sentences for...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Jul 29, 2022
Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Gun Violence Prevention Orgs Urge Congress to Decouple Police Funding Bills from Assault Weapons Ban and Community Safety Investment Bills
WASHINGTON — As organizations that have spent years fighting for civil rights, racial justice, and the genuine safety that all of our communities deserve, we stand together to op...
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