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A judge in White County, Tennessee has rescinded his standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to male inmates who get vasectomies and female inmates who get a Nexplanon implant in their arms.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

29 06, 2017

WHAT TO DO WHEN ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT AT AIRPORTS AND OTHER PORTS OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.

2017-06-29T16:39:00+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

This page tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your [...]

29 06, 2017

What to do if you are an immigrant stopped by law enforcement agents

2017-07-21T15:16:35+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

No matter your immigration status, you have rights when you interact with immigration agents or the police. Print and share these cards in your communities. English | (Arabic) العَرَبِيَّة‎ | 中文(简) (Chinese) | Creole  | فارسی (Farsi) | Français (French) | Bahasa [...]

29 06, 2017

RAIDS WATCH: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

2017-06-29T16:18:39+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Raids can disrupt communities and families. This video contains information about your rights and what to do in that situation. Andre Segura, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights [...]

14 06, 2017

Make Nashville Safe for Immigrant Families

2017-08-08T12:20:08+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

Tell the Metro Council to protect our immigrant and refugee neighbors by supporting Ordinance BL-739, which would place reasonable limits on how the city will respond to voluntary immigration enforcement requests and allocate local resources to do the federal government's work.