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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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