Criminal Justice

The ACLU of Connecticut works in many ways to improve the criminal justice system. We were at the forefront of the successful effort to repeal the death penalty in Connecticut and we continue to push for changes to the legal system to end punitive drug policies, eliminate racial injustices and reduce our high level of incarceration. We also work in the state’s prisons for humane and just treatment of inmates.

Left, right and middle all now recognize that our criminal justice system represents the worst excesses of bad policies run amok.

Last week, faster than you can say, “Your software needs to be updated to iOS 8.3,” Apple defended its policy of barring people with felony records from working construction on its new Cupertino campus, and then rescinded it after an outpouring of public criticism.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut praised yesterday’s passage of a groundbreaking criminal justice reform bill through the Judiciary Committee, which is a critical step to seeing this proposal come to fruition.

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The ACLU of Connecticut called for concrete steps to be taken following a bombshell report that confirmed racial bias in traffic stops.

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The number of African-American and Hispanic people incarcerated in Connecticut is falling, which is helping to cut the terrible racial disparities in state prisons.

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