Criminal Justice Reform

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America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. ACLU-TN advocates for a criminal justice system that fosters public safety by reducing mass incarceration and ensuring police accountability. We work to ensure that constitutional protections are afforded to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or income. We also confront discriminatory or unfair police practices and challenge the broken death penalty system.

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21 02, 2017

Day 33: Tell lawmakers to help end the school-to-prison pipeline in Tennessee

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell lawmakers to help end the school-to-prison pipeline in Tennessee The school-to-prison pipeline refers to policies and practices that push schoolchildren out of classrooms and into the criminal justice [...]

14 02, 2017

Day 26: Join a march for justice for Jocques Clemmons and review your rights while protesting

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Join a march for justice for Jocques Scott Clemmons and review your rights while protesting This evening, protesters will gather at 6th and Shelby at 5 p.m. to demand justice [...]

14 02, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Jocques Clemmons Shooting

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 CONTACT ACLU-TN Communications, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee released the following statement from ACLU-TN executive director Hedy [...]

13 02, 2017

Day 25: Share “Know Your Rights” cards for immigrants interacting with law enforcement

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share "Know Your Rights" cards for immigrants interacting with law enforcement In light of recent raids on immigrant communities across the nation, it’s important that our friends and neighbors [...]

6 02, 2017

Make it easier for recently-released people to get a job

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

In Tennessee each year, well over ten thousand people are released from jail or prison after serving their time for a felony conviction. Finding a job is crucial to their [...]

6 02, 2017

Day 18: Make it easier for recently-released people to get a job

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make it easier for recently-released people to get a job A bill up in the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, 2/6 will make it easier for people who [...]

20 01, 2017

Day 1: Take the People’s Oath

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

  Take the People’s Oath Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We don’t know what the first act of his presidency will [...]

1 12, 2016

Statewide Coalition Hosts Criminal Justice Reform Discussion December 8

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Events, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2016 CONTACT: ACLU-TN, 615-320-7142 KNOXVILLE –The Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice will host “Stopping the Revolving Door: A Conversation on Safety, Savings and Our Criminal Justice [...]

16 11, 2016

Statewide Coalition Hosts “Putting Justice in Our Justice System” Discussion November 29

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Events, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2016 CONTACT: ACLU-TN, 615-320-7142 Beacon Center of Tennessee, 615-383-6431 MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice will host “Putting Justice in Our Justice System,” [...]

24 10, 2016

Police Accountability Campaign

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights|

The goal of ACLU-TN’s statewide Police Accountability Campaign is foster public safety, prevent abuse in encounters between law enforcement and civilians, and improve community-police relations. In our work with law [...]