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...
Oct 12, 2023
Describing Modern Day Prison Labor’s Roots in Slavery, Groups Urge Court to Uphold Rights of Incarcerated Workers Subjected to Harsh Conditions, Inhumane Treatment
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – Speaking out in a case involving Marylanders incarcerated at the Baltimore County jail, a coalition uniting the national American Civil Liberties Union, s...
Issue Areas: Prisoners' Rights
Sep 19, 2023
U.S. Marshals Service Evades Biden Executive Order to End Contracts with Private Prisons, ACLU-Obtained Records Indicate
NEW YORK — The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is avoiding compliance with President Biden’s executive order requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to end contracts wi...
Sep 15, 2023
Under Public and Legal Pressure, Louisiana Finally Moves Children Out of Angola Prison
BATON ROUGE, La. — After more than a year of national and local advocacy, public outrage and an ongoing federal lawsuit, the state of Louisiana has finally relented and moved chi...
Court case: Alex A. v. Edwards
Sep 15, 2023
Appeals Court Allows Louisiana to Keep Children in Angola Prison
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing Louisiana to continue to hold children in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. The district court ...
May 11, 2023
ACLU Files Amicus Supporting Minimum Wage for Incarcerated Workers
OAKLAND, Calif. — The for-profit company Aramark makes $16 billion annually, including through contracts to provide food in jails and prisons across the country. Among the worker...
Issue Areas: Prisoners' Rights
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