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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 09, 2019

Local and National Groups Notify Davidson County Criminal Court That It Is Violating State and Federal Law

2019-09-27T12:56:20+00:00 September 27th, 2019|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners sent a letter to the Davidson County Criminal Court demanding that they stop their unlawful, unconstitutional practice of taking some of the money people post to get family or friends released from jail for court costs, fines and restitution.

12 09, 2019

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire: Tami Sawyer’s Answers

2019-09-12T16:41:02+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|Tags: |

1. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city? YES/NO Please elaborate. Absolutely. [...]

12 09, 2019

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire: Lemichael D. Wilson’s Answers

2019-09-12T16:40:55+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|Tags: |

1. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city? The massive number of [...]

12 09, 2019

Memphis Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire: Terrence T. B. Boyce’s Answers

2019-09-12T16:40:49+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|Tags: |

  1. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city? Boyce: For minor [...]

12 09, 2019

Memphis Council Candidate Questionnaire: Gerald Kiner’s Answers

2019-09-12T16:37:33+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|

  1. If elected or re-elected to the city council, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city? Kiner: Self [...]

12 09, 2019

Memphis Council Candidate Questionnaire: Erika Sugarmon’s Answers

2019-09-12T16:37:21+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|

1. If elected or re-elected to the city council, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city? Sugarmon: Locking up [...]

12 09, 2019

Memphis Council Candidate Questionnaire: Mauricio Calvo’s Answers

2019-09-12T16:37:09+00:00 September 12th, 2019|Categories: General News|

  1. If elected or re-elected to the city council, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city? Calvo: I [...]