Racial Justice

From the landmark Sheff v. O’Neill case seeking equal educational opportunities and racial desegregation in our schools to the fight against racial profiling and discriminatory drug laws, the ACLU of Connecticut stands for the equal treatment of all people.

The court declared that following the prospective repeal of the death penalty, execution of prisoners “no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any penological purpose.”

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A sweeping set of criminal justice reforms, that will spare more than 1,100 non-violent drug offenders from prison and save millions in corrections costs, passed the legislature.

Connecticut lawmakers passed a groundbreaking law enforcement reform package that will potentially remake police-community relations in the state.

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A package of juvenile justice reforms was signed into law by Governor Malloy yesterday.

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A bill spurred by the interrogation of a former Major League Baseball player and ESPN analyst in Hartford last year, by a police officer out of his jurisdiction, was signed into law.

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