Feb 1st #NationalFreedomDay Organizing and Media Toolkit 
[This is a working document. Email for suggestions.] The primary FB event page for news and updates is here. Please start engagement by inviting your contacts into this event so that they are getting updates and notifications as they come in. Sample messages for texts and emails: A solid first step is to take […]
State Repression, Criminalizing Dissent and COVID-19 Exposure in Bradford County Jail
Interview with Dami Feral, of the COVID-19 Hotline for Incarcerated People, who was arrested at December 6 FSP Noise Demo #ForKarenSmith Tell me about the demonstration and why you were there? The purpose of the demonstration was to bring attention to the dangerous and inhumane conditions in Florida jails, prisons, and detention centers. Nearly a […]
COVID Clemency Caravan to DC for February 1st, National Freedom Day
[UPDATES: Check out the Feb 1st COVID Clemency Caravan and Day of Action organizing and media kit to start plugging in; use the event page in this link to invite your network and communicate with others. Can’t make it to DC? Check out this call for decentralized actions] ————————————————————- As a new administration enters the White […]
NJ Signs Bill to Release Prisoners During Public Health Crises, Setting National Standard for COVID-19 in Prisons
NJ ACLU Press Release October 18, 2020 Gov. Murphy signed into law S2519/A4235, which lets people nearing end of prison sentences go home months early TRENTON – In a victory for racial justice and public health, Gov. Murphy on Oct. 19 signed into law S2519/A4235, championed by Senator Nellie Pou and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, to […]
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Prisons battling COVID-19 face another disease threat this fall
Reposted from The Verge  Sept 11, 2020 By Nicole Wetsman At the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Oklahoma, over 90 percent of inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Nearly every facility in the Oklahoma prison system has been touched by the virus, says Nicole McAfee, director of policy and advocacy at the ACLU of Oklahoma. She […]
Update from Ware State Prison, Georgia
Update of the conditions of living for inmates at Ware State Prison as of Monday, August 10, 2020. We are now receiving one hot meal for dinner. The food is awful because they are letting the inmates from M building prepare the meals. These inmates are not cooks, they work outside detail. We are receiving […]
Portland woman went to jail with $30.97 in cash. She’s suing after getting debit card in return loaded with service fees
By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive When Danica L. Brown was arrested in Portland during a 2014 protest, the downtown jail confiscated the $30.97 in cash she carried with her. Upon her release the next morning, she was handed a Numi Financial MasterCard debit card loaded with the same amount. Brown soon learned the card came […]
Brown v. Stored Value Cards, 9th Circuit, Opinion, Debit Cards, 2020
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2020 Legislative Agenda