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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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14 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s March 1 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism 

2018-02-20T17:03:36+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Knoxville on Thursday, March 1 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Knox County Public Library.

13 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s February 22 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2018-02-13T15:13:01+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Chattanooga on Thursday, February 22 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Chattanooga Public Library.

30 01, 2018

Tennessee’s neighbors are moving ahead in criminal justice reform

2018-04-24T15:05:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

The goal of Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice is to make our communities safer, protect taxpayers’ money, and increase accountability, all while treating fairly and with dignity those individuals who come into contact with the system.

24 01, 2018

ACLU of Tennessee Secures Return of Vet’s Car Seized Through Civil Asset Forfeiture

2018-01-24T14:59:53+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has secured the return of a vehicle seized without cause from a disabled veteran by Mount Juliet police last September.

12 12, 2017

The Vigil (Winter 2017)

2017-12-12T14:51:37+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “ACLU-TN Defends Religious Freedom in Jackson,” “Free Speech Victory for Woman Calling Out White Supremacy,” “Defending Free Speech and Drag Queens,” “Victory for Transgender Youth in Tennessee," "ACLU-TN Fights Seizure of Disabled Vet’s Car" and more.

11 12, 2017

ACLU-TN Urges Lawmakers to Get Tough with CoreCivic

2017-12-11T11:41:08+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to members of the state Senate and House government operations committees urging members to ensure that the Tennessee Department of Correction requires CoreCivic to meet contractual obligations or else ends its relationship with the private prison corporation.