A letter is often taken for granted, but not by prisoners when it is an essential lifeline to the outside world. “Prisoners live and die by that mail,” said author and former inmate Piper Kerman. It is “reassurance that there’s someone on the outside who cares about them.” When the correction system retains or refuses […]
A bill designed to punish people who post ‘revenge porn’ on the Internet is written so loosely that it could interfere with the freedom of speech and of the press, Sandra Staub, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, told a legislative committee on Monday. She testified against Senate Bill 489, which […]
The state should require police to get a search warrant before putting a GPS device on a vehicle and should expand the warrant requirement to cover cellphone tracking, David McGuire, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, told the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Monday. McGuire testified in support of House Bill […]
Drone regulation was at the forefront of Lobby Day 2014, the ACLU of Connecticut’s annual legislative event. Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty Project, explained the challenges to privacy presented by government surveillance via cameras mounted on drones. David McGuire, staff attorney for the ACLU of Connecticut, briefed participants on […]
Acting to protect privacy rights, the ACLU of Connecticut is supporting a bill to require parental consent before student test results are released to military recruiters and another to prevent employers from asking employees or job applicants for passwords to personal online accounts. Senate Bill 423 would prohibit schools that administer the Armed Services Vocational […]
A 14th person has died after being Tasered by police in Connecticut but we still don’t have any statewide regulation on the use of electronic weapons by law enforcement.
She’s not an adult. She’s not a criminal. So why did the Department of Children and Families send a transgender girl to an adult prison? Email the Department of Children and Families to get her safely back into DCF custody.
It’s time to reform Connecticut’s harsh drug-free zone law, which has punished minorities more severely than white people for the same crimes and has failed to protect urban children.