Solitary confinement is a cruel and all too usual punishment in our country today. But there’s big change in the air.
Happy Constitution Day!
This lesser known holiday is just about as exciting to the ACLU as our birthday or New Year’s Eve, as it’s the day we get to highlight what we’re most passionate about and what we fight to defend on your behalf each and every day – the Constitution.
A Federal Judge Denounced the ‘Egregious Conditions’ of Border Patrol Holding Cells: Will Anything Change?
Border Patrol facilities were “overcrowded and unhygienic” and characterized by cold temperatures, an absence of blankets and trash cans, constant illumination, inadequate nutrition, and defective medical care.
This month a slew of new laws took effect!
These include new laws in favor of transgender rights, police accountability and digital privacy.
Hartford Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week from September 28 – October 3. Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a kick-off event.
The city of Hartford could introduce a diversion program to steer low level drug offenders and people involved in sex work into supportive services instead of jail, according to leading mayoral candidates.