Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself 2021-09-08T12:46:10-05:00

ACLU-TN Launches Campaign to Encourage Transparency and Accountability of DAs' Offices Learn more about elected prosecutors' power to shape the criminal legal system and incarceration rates, and to advocate for district attorney transparency... read more Court Ruling Keeps Decree in Place Requiring Shelby County Sheriff to Fix Dangerous Conditions at Jail A federal court ruled that a decree requiring the Shelby County sheriff to fix dangerous pandemic conditions at the jail must remain... read more justice engraving Judge Blocks Tennessee Anti-Trans Restroom Sign Law A federal judge today blocked a new law requiring businesses that allow trans-inclusive public restrooms to post a government-prescribed warning sign. read more In Our Backyards: Money Bail in Rural Tennessee In partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, we traveled to rural counties across the state to learn first-hand how unfair money bail... read more


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1109, 2021

Drug Treatment is Infrastructure

COVID-19 was not the only deadly public health crisis of the past year and a half. The overdose epidemic killed a record 93,000 Americans in 2020, ravaging communities across the country, and may be on [...]