Human Rights Program Reports

Since HRP's inception in 2004, the program has been responsible for researching human rights issues domestically and abroad and developing reports that have and continue to support the work of the ACLU. Our reports have covered topics such as mass incarceration, systemic racism, immigration, protest, and juvenile sentencing to name a few. In addition to having a direct impact on legal and political advocacy across the country, our reports center the stories and lived experiences of directly impacted people and have often contributed to positive changes for their communites. 

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Protesting During a Pandemic: State Responses During COVID-19
April 2021

 

Revoked: How Probation and Parole Feed Mass Incarceration in the U.S.
July 2020

 

Set Up to Fail: Montana’s Probation and Parole Systems
September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

You Miss So Much Report cover

 

Defending Dissent Report cover

 

Freezing Out Justice Report cover

"You Miss So Much When You're Gone": The Lasting Harm of Jailing Mothers Before Trial in Oklahoma
September 2018

 

Defending Dissent: Towards State Practices that Project and Promote the Rights to Protest
June 2018

 

Freezing Out Justice: How Immigration Arrests at Courthouses are Undermining the Justice System
May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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False Hope Report cover

 

Every 25 Seconds Report cover

A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt
February 2018

 

False Hope: How Parole Systems Fail Youth Serving Extreme Sentences
November 2016

 

Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the US
October 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Lethal in Disguise Report cover

 

American Exile Report cover

 

With Liberty to Monitor All Report cover

Lethal In Disguise: The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons
March 2016

 

American Exile: Rapid Deportations that Bypass the Courtroom
December 2014

 

With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law and American Democracy
July 2014

 

 

 

 

 

A Living Death Report cover

 

Take Back the Streets Report cover

 

Growing Up Locked Down Report cover

A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolen Offenses
November 2013

 

"Take Back the Streets": Repression and Criminalization of Protest Around the World
October 2013

 

Growing Up Locked Down: Youth Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States
October 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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Victims of Complacency Report cover

 

Slamming the Courthouse Doors Report cover

Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico's Outlaw Police Force
June 2012

 

Victims of Complacency: The Ongoing Trafficking and Abuse of Third Country Nationals by U.S. Government Contractors
June 2012

 

Slamming the Courthouse Doors: Denial of Access to Justice and Remedy in America
December 2010

 

 

 

 

 

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Persistence of Racial and Ethnic Profiling Report cover

 

Impairing Education Report cover

Deportation by Default: Mental Disability, Unfair Hearings, and Indefinite Detention in the US Immigration System
July 2010

 

The Persistence of Racial and Ethnic Profiling in the United States: A Follow-Up Report to the U.N. CERD
August 2009

 

Impairing Education: Corporal Punishment of Students with Disabilities in U.S. Public Schools
August 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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A Violent Education Report cover

 

Soldiers of Misfortune Report cover

Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity: Chilling Muslim Charitable Giving in the “War on Terrorism Financing”
June 2009

 

A Violent Education: Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Public Schools
August 2008

 

Soldiers of Misfortune: Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers
May 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Race and Ethnicity in America Report cover

 

Broken Promises Report cover

 

Custody and Control Report cover

Race & Ethnicty in America: Turning a Blind Eye to Injustice
December 2007

 

Broken Promises: 2 Years After Katrina
August 2007

 

Custody and Control: Conditions of Confinement in New York’s Juvenile Prisons for Girls
September 2006

 

 

 

 

 

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Abandoned & Abused: Orleans Parish Prisoners in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
August 2006

 

Witness to Abuse: Human Rights Abuses under the Material Witness Law Since September 11
June 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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