RIHAP v. Raimondo - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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RIHAP v. Raimondo (2017)

Category: Civil Rights    Criminal Justice    Discrimination    Rights of the Disabled    Rights of the Poor    Rights of Ex-Offenders    


About This Case:
This is a case filed in U.S. Distric Court against the State of Rhode Island on behalf of a group of homeless registered sex offenders (RSOs) who, because of a state law, will no longer be allowed to stay at the Harrington Hall homeless shelter in Cranston and will instead be forced back into the streets.

Current Status:
Lawsuit settled in December 2018.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Lynette Labinger, John E. MacDonald


Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Dec 05, 2018 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit Preserving Shelter Access for Homeless People
  • Jan 16, 2018 - Update on ACLU “Harrington Hall” Lawsuit: State Law Remains on Hold
  • Jan 03, 2018 - Update On ACLU Lawsuit Against State Over “Harrington Hall” Law: Shelter Will Not Turn People Away
  • Dec 30, 2017 - ACLU Sues Over Law Kicking Some Homeless People Out Into the Cold