LOS ANGELES – Proposed regulations by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that deny American indigenous inmates access to numerous religious items need to be rejected, the ACLU of California said in a comment letter sent late yesterday.
A federal judge has formally granted a request by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Disability Rights California, Disability Rights Legal Center, and Winston & Strawn LLP to approve class action status for a lawsuit against Sheriff Lee Baca and … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California’s report, “Sheriff Baca’s Strike Force: Deputy Violence and Head Injuries of Inmates in LA County Jails,” compiles 64 sworn statements from inmates, former inmates and civilian eyewitnesses that describe attacks in which deputies targeted inmates’ … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Young people are held in solitary confinement in jails and prisons across the United States, often for weeks or months at a time.
In response to a statement by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca that he accepts and will make reforms based on last week’s report released by the Citizen’s Commission on Jails Violence, Peter Eliasberg, legal director of the ACLU of … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC), the law firm Bird Marella, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, and USC Law Professor Michael Brennan have filed an amended complaint that drops claims against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that were included … Continue reading
In response to the findings issued today by the blue-ribbon Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence, Peter Eliasberg, director of the Jails Project of the ACLU of Southern California, issued the following statement:
Officials at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s North Kern State Prison (NKSP) will no longer limit the access of Muslim inmates to pray, wear specific articles of religious clothing or prohibit them from obtaining prayer oils. An official with … Continue reading
The United States Parole Commission has entered into an agreement that all federal inmates eligible for a parole hearing who are incarcerated in prisons in the Central District of California will have that hearing in person rather than by video. … Continue reading
Today, the ACLU of Southern California, the law firm Bird Marella, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, and USC Law Professor Michael Brennan filed a major civil rights lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging a secret program by the Los … Continue reading
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