Jul 11, 2024
ACLU Applauds Legislation Creating Oversight and Accountability in Federal Prisons
WASHINGTON – Congress passed the Federal Prison Oversight Act (H.R.3019/S.1401) yesterday, a bipartisan bill that will establish an independent oversight office to investigate an...
Apr 22, 2024
ACLU Responds to California Supreme Court Ruling on Minimum Wage for Incarcerated Workers
OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s minimum wage law does not apply to people working for private companies while they are held in pretr...
Issue Areas: Prisoners' Rights
Apr 16, 2024
Ahead of U.S. Senate Hearing on Solitary Confinement, Survivors of Solitary Confinement & Allies Rallied to Urge President Biden and Congress to Enact the End Solitary Confinement Act
WASHINGTON — Today, ahead of a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Legacy of Harm: Eliminating the Abuse of Solitary Confinement, survivors of solitary confinement, family...
Issue Areas: Prisoners' Rights
Feb 09, 2024
Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing in Transgender Woman's Case Against NC Department of Adult Correction
Charlotte — A federal judge has issued a decision in Kanautica Zayre-Brown v. NC Department of Adult Correction (DAC) denying both the Defendants’ and the Plaintiff’s motions...
Jan 31, 2024
Father Sues Ronald McDonald House Alleging Housing Policy Disproportionately Harms People of Color
The lawsuit argues that Ronald McDonald House’s criminal conviction ban violates state and federal anti-discrimination law; Plaintiff Juan Mieles was denied housing near the hospital where his son was being treated for cancer.
Issue Areas: Prisoners' Rights
Nov 15, 2023
Colorado Man Secures Another Court Victory After He was Jailed for Refusing to Attend Christian Worship Services While on Parole
DENVER — Under a ruling issued yesterday by the U.S. District Court for the Federal District of Colorado, a man whose parole officer sent him back to jail for refusing to take pa...
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