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7 08, 2020

Federal Court Denies Emergency Release of People in Shelby County Jail Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

2020-08-07T16:42:04-05:00 August 7th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge today denied the emergency release of medically vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, detained at the Shelby County jail who are at high risk of severe injury or death from COVID-19.

5 08, 2020

State Supreme Court Allows Mail Ballots for Voters With Underlying Health Conditions, Caretakers

2020-08-05T20:29:05-05:00 August 5th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Under a Tennessee Supreme Court decision issued today, the state must permit every eligible voter with an underlying health condition that makes them especially vulnerable to COVID-19 — and any voter who is a caretaker of such individuals — to vote by mail in all elections in 2020 due to COVID-19.

16 07, 2020

ACLU-TN Releases Report Analyzing Tennessee’s Jail Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-07-24T12:20:12-05:00 July 16th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Our comprehensive, statewide report illustrates the cumulative impact of varying efforts to decarcerate local jails by advocates and stakeholders across the criminal justice system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

24 06, 2020

Tennessee Supreme Court Refuses to Block Ruling Requiring State to Allow Absentee Voting

2020-06-24T17:56:06-05:00 June 24th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to block a ruling requiring the state to allow absentee voting for all eligible voters while our lawsuit proceeds.