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Another State Jailing The Poor For Not Paying Fines

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union says that Colorado has become the latest state to send people to jail if they are unable to pay fines for minor vio...

State Stops Putting Mentally Ill In Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

The Colorado Department of Corrections is seeking to decrease the number of inmates housed in solitary confinement, beginning with prisoners suffering...

ACLU Report Finds Growing Number Of Mentally Ill In Solitary Confinement

Posted 07.25.2013 | Denver

Since the death of the Colorado Prisons Chief Tom Clements, the ACLU of Colorado has found that even though the department of corrections has decrease...

ACLU Suit: Disclose The Death Penalty Protocols

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning contending that the state's secretive death penalty protocols violate the public's right to know....

Douglas County Resumes Voucher Hearing Monday

Posted 11.18.2012 | Denver

On Monday the Douglas County School District and the group suing over its controversial voucher program will be back in court to resume their argument...

Legal Voters Being Questioned By Gessler's Office

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 10.28.2012 | Denver

DENVER — U.S citizens are among those who received letters from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler questioning their right to vote, the A...

Homeless Camping Ban Passed By City Council

Posted 05.15.2012 | Denver

A controversial ordinance to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the str...

Police Chief: Very Last Thing That We Would Do Is Make An Arrest For Camping

Posted 05.11.2012 | Denver

Denver Police Chief Robert White says that if the city passes its proposed "unauthorized" camping ban next week, his department will use arrest as a l...

Preliminary Homeless 'Camping' Ban Approved By Denver City Council

Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

A proposal to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets--has gotte...

Denver Camping Ban Gets Delayed

Posted 04.20.2012 | Denver

On Thursday, the Denver Commission On Homelessness called for a delay on any further action on the city's proposed "unauthorized camping ban" for at l...

Camping Ban Battle Heats Up: ACLU Writes Letter To City Council

Posted 04.17.2012 | Denver

A controversial proposal to "ban unauthorized camping" in the city of Denver has gotten the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorad...

Denver Testing Cop-Cams

Posted 12.26.2011 | Denver

In a move that has the ACLU's approval, the Denver Police Department will be piloting the use of body cameras for better patrol documentation. The...

Judge Refuses Douglas County's Request For Stay

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.29.2011 | Denver

This morning Denver District Judge Michael Martinez rejected Douglas County's motion to stay injunction pending their appeal. Douglas County offici...

Denver Settles 'Indiscriminate Arrests' Lawsuit From DNC

Posted 10.16.2011 | Denver

The city of Denver has settled the 2008 ACLU lawsuit for $200,000 that accused Denver Police of indiscriminate arrests during the Democratic National ...

Judge To DougCo: Stop Voucher Program

Posted 10.12.2011 | Denver

After last week's three day hearing, Denver District Judge Michael Martinez decided to grant the preliminary injunction to halt Douglas County School ...

Douglas County Vouchers Pose Unique Test For Courts

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver

Next week a judge is expected to deliver his decision on whether to intervene in Douglas County School District's "Choice Scholarship" pilot voucher, ...

Death Row Inmates Win Exercise Outside

Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

Keeping inmates from exercising outdoors for a prolonged period of time constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, according to a 1987 ruling by the 10...

Douglas County School Board: You're Too Late

Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

State education officials and the Douglas County School District filed a motion last Friday asking the court to allow them to carry out their pilot vo...

ACLU Requests Video Release Of Controversial Jail Death

custody death | Posted 06.26.2011 | Denver

The ACLU of Colorado has filed an open record's request for the city to release video footage in the July 2010 in-custody death of a homeless sick inm...

UPDATE: City Of Denver Settles In ACLU Suit Against DPD

Posted 12.06.2011 | Denver

Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging racial profiling and unlawful search and e...