ACLU Social Justice Conference 2012 by Laura Saponara

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

The ACLU advocates for a criminal justice system that fosters public safety by reducing over-incarceration and recidivism. We work to ensure that constitutional rights apply to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or economics. We also challenge broken death penalty systems, confront illegal police practices, and advocate for drug policy reform.

know your rights with the police

What are your rights with the police? Read More

Michael Scott

Victory: Voting rights restored for 42,000 Californians. Read More

Nate Clark by Gigi Pandian

Oakland students and the impact of racial disparities in arrests. Read More

Lily Haskell photo by Vanessa Huang

Federal lawsuit challenging DNA collection at arrest. Read More

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A groundbreaking bill pending in California would bring this day-to-day local surveillance out of the shadows and give communities a way to fight back against surveillance systems that are disproportionately aimed at immigrants and people of color. Read more »
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