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Groups Voice Alarm Over Scheduled State Education Vote on English Language Learners

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Rights of the Poor Students' Rights

Nineteen organizations that work with, and advocate for, students and English Language (EL) learners expressed alarm today at action being considered by the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education that would undermine EL programs offered by school districts.

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Department of Corrections Agrees to Release Inmate Unlawfully Held At ACI

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 |Category: Criminal Justice Due Process Fair Administration of Justice

The RI Department of Corrections has agreed to release from custody a man that ACLU of Rhode Island attorneys argued was unlawfully being held in prison despite a unanimous decision by the R.I. Parole Board to release him on supervised parole.

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ACLU Sues Department of Corrections for Unilaterally Increasing Prison Time for Certain Offenders

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 |Category: Active Case Criminal Justice Due Process Fair Administration of Justice

A habeas corpus petition filed today by ACLU of Rhode Island attorneys argues that an inmate is unlawfully being held in prison despite a decision by the R.I. Parole Board that he had demonstrated that he was qualified and ready for release on supervised parole.

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ACLU Takes Legal Action over Unlawful Arrest of 13-Year-Old Honors Student

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 |Category: Active Case Civil Rights Criminal Justice Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Police Practices Students' Rights Youth Rights

A legal claim for damages has been sent today to the City of Pawtucket over a School Resource Officer’s (SRO) gratuitous and unlawful handcuffing and arrest of a 13-year-old African-American middle school honors student.

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