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