The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU/SC) is proud to announce that California Lawyer Magazine has named ACLU/SC Legal Director Peter Eliasberg as one of its “Attorneys of the Year” for 2013.
The ACLU sued Clovis Unified School District for its failure to provide comprehensive, medically accurate, bias-free sexual health education to its high school students. In violation of California law, Clovis provides abstinence-only sexual health education, which jeopardizes the health of … Continue reading
Roy v. Los Angeles County is a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca for denying bail on the basis of ICE holds, and for holding people in County Jail for more than 48 hours based … Continue reading
Six people have brought a landmark class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Baca and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) on grounds they are or were illegally detained in the jails and stations of Los Angeles County Jail for days, weeks, … Continue reading
by Peter Eliasberg, Legal Director The announcement this week by Sheriff Lee Baca that he agrees with and intends to implement all 63 recommendations laid out in a new report by the Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence is welcome news. … Continue reading
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
Revelations of brutality by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and cover-ups inside the jails have exposed significant shortcomings in the department’s civilian watchdog system, which was created to prevent such misconduct.
By Margaret Winter, National Prison Project Director and Peter Eliasberg, ACLU of Southern California Legal Director Gang-like cliques of sheriff’s deputies operating with impunity inside L.A. County jails. Department top brass encouraging a culture of violence and brutality against inmates. … 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:
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
Tell the LA County Board of Supervisors to support the Austin reforms and close Men’s Central Jail.
Because freedom can't protect itself.