Criminal Justice System

Detention Watch Network Launches “Dignity, Not Detention” Campaign

Recently, a wide range of faith, immigrant rights, and community-based organizations joined Detention Watch Network (DWN)  to announce the launch of its “Dignity, Not Detention” campaign, calling on Congress to repeal all laws mandating the detention of immigrants. The campaign … Continued

Cross-Post: In For a Penny: The Rise of America’s New Debtors’ Prisons

Originally Published on American Civil Liberties Union Website: October, 4th This ACLU report presents the results of a yearlong investigation into modern-day “debtors’ prisons,” and shows that poor defendants are being jailed at increasingly alarming rates for failing to pay … Continued

Politics

Student Delegation Tours Arizona Amid SB 1070 Enforcement

Today, a national student delegation launched a five day tour of Arizona in the midst of the recent enactment of controversial law SB 1070. The Center for New Community, a national civil rights organization based in Chicago, is sponsoring the … Continued