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

News
Case
Blog
Blog
Case
Case
Publication
The State of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of Political Activity in Northern and Central California
Case
ACLU of Northern California efforts to support clemency for Mr. Clarence Ray Allen, a Native American elder with disabilities who was scheduled to be executed at San Quentin State Prison on January 17, 2006. Even though Mr. Allen suffers from... Read more
Blog
Case

Pages