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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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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.