Category: American Civil Liberties Union

Mar 24

TED Talk

The United States locks up more people than any other country in the world, says documentarian Eve Abrams, and somewhere between 1 and 4 percent of them are likely innocent. That’s 87,000 brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers separated from their families, their lives and dreams put on hold. Using audio from interviews with these families, …

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Oct 26

Time Spent in Solitary Confinement Drops Dramatically in Illinois Youth Facilities

ProPublica Illinois By Duaa Eldeib After years of sending youths to solitary confinement for days, weeks and even months at a time, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice has taken drastic steps to reduce the time young offenders spend in isolation. The decision to move away from solitary confinement, or segregation, came as part of …

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Sep 25

Olympia’s New Discipline Plans Say Schools Must Be Fairer and Work with Parents

The Seattle Times By Claudia Rowe For the first time, education leaders in Olympia are officially stating that school discipline must be “culturally responsive” and families and communities must be part of efforts to address student misbehavior. In a series of proposed new policies to make school discipline fairer, the state’s education department has spelled out several …

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