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3 05, 2021

Bills Creating New Crimes, Penalties Undermine Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

2021-05-03T15:45:19-05:00 May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

Our analysis of passed and currently pending legislation illustrates that the TGA is undermining Governor Bill Lee’s criminal justice reform agenda.

9 04, 2021

Advocates Reach Agreement with Shelby County Sheriff to Fix Dangerous Pandemic Jail Conditions

2021-04-09T14:58:31-05:00 April 9th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge has approved an agreement reached between local and national civil rights advocates and the Shelby County sheriff to improve jail conditions to protect people from COVID-19.

9 04, 2021

ACLU-TN Launches Campaign to Shine a Light on Money Bail Practices in Rural Tennessee Counties

2021-04-12T13:54:23-05:00 April 9th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Funded by a grant from the Vera Institute of Justice, the campaign unfolds the story of money bail's devastating impact on rural communities in Tennessee, as told by the community members themselves.

26 02, 2021

Tennessee’s Medically Unsound ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law Remains Blocked By Federal Courts

2021-02-26T18:03:31-06:00 February 26th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a state law that would have forced doctors to provide false and misleading information to their patients about the potential to “reverse” a medication abortion.

24 02, 2021

Statement on Advancement of Bill Excluding Transgender Student Athletes from School Sports

2021-02-24T17:49:54-06:00 February 24th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN comment on advancement of bill that would prohibit transgender student athletes from participating in athletics consistent with their gender identity