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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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23 08, 2017

ACLU-TN’s August 29 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2017-08-23T11:03:13+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN, affiliates in nine other states, and the national ACLU filed open records requests today demanding copies of any communications between state and federal officials, including the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General, regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

27 07, 2017

White County Judge Rescinds Order Coercing Sterilization and Birth Control

2017-07-27T16:17:20+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A judge in White County, Tennessee has rescinded his standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to male inmates who get vasectomies and female inmates who get a Nexplanon implant in their arms.

19 07, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on White County Inmate Sterilization and Birth Control Program

2017-07-20T15:49:38+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A judge in White County, Tennessee has issued a standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to male inmates who get vasectomies and female inmates who get a Nexplanon implant in their arms.

14 07, 2017

Davidson County must reform unconstitutional bail practices

2017-07-14T14:35:20+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Hedy Weinberg and Alec Karakatsanis Each year in Davidson County, thousands of legally innocent people are in jail cells — not because they have been found dangerous or at [...]

29 06, 2017

OFFICIAL CHIRLA Know Your Rights! Video

2017-06-29T16:43:04+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Know Your Rights!, produced by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A., shows you your rights in case of a raid by immigration authorities or a police intervention. To [...]