With our partners, the ACLU-CT sued the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) for its continuing physical and psychological abuse of people with mental illness incarcerated in DOC prisons and jails.
The ACLU Foundation of Connecticut handles legal cases that involve infringements upon people’s civil rights and civil liberties. We represent individual people or classes of people whose cases will either serve to create new legal precedent or will result in general system-wide change in favor of protecting and defending civil rights and civil liberties. We file lawsuits, and we file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. All of our legal work is on a pro bono basis; we never charge for our legal services. You can learn more about requesting legal assistance from the ACLU of Connecticut here.