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February 18, 2019

Embracing her identity: Transgender inmate fights for change, education

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Pantagraph

February 17, 2019

Louisiana routinely jails people weeks, months, years after their release dates

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Times-Picayune

February 11, 2019

Attorney General and Special Prosecutor Take Appropriate Steps to Reverse Illegal Sentence Given to Jason Van Dyke

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State mandatory consecutive prison sentences are not fair but must apply to all defendants – including Jason Van Dyke CHICAGO – The MacArthur Justice Center on Thursday issued the following statement in support of the decision by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon to challenge the legality of the...
February 11, 2019

Supreme Court’s execution decision animates critics on the left and right

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The Washington Post

January 31, 2019

Chicago Police Consent Decree Imperfect But Can Protect From Historically Racist And Violent CPD

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No longer will police be able to brutalize first and ask questions later. CHICAGO – The MacArthur Justice Center on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the consent decree intended to reform the Chicago Police Department. The statement can be attributed to Sheila A. Bedi, attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern...
January 29, 2019

‘I’m safe here’: Transgender inmate describes life at Illinois women’s prison after rare transfer based on gender identity

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Chicago Tribune

January 29, 2019

Laquan McDonald’s Family and 21 Community-Based Organizations Demand Action from Attorney General and Special Prosecutor

Press Release
Open letter describes Jason Van Dyke’s sentence as “unlawfully lenient” and outlines legal process to ensure a re-sentencing consistent with the law CHICAGO – On Tuesday, Laquan McDonald’s family representative and 21 local community-based and civil and human rights organizations urged Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon to ask...
January 22, 2019

After 2016 Ruling, Battles Over Juvenile Lifer Cases Persist

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U.S News

January 7, 2019

Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against Parole System for Unconstitutionally Re-incarcerating Thousands Annually

Press Release
Contact: Amy Breihan Phone: 314 254 8540 Email: amy.breihan@macarthurjustice.org St. Louis – A federal court has certified a class-action lawsuit alleging the State of Missouri re-incarcerates thousands of people in defiance of U.S. Supreme Court rulings guaranteeing that parolees receive certain due process protections when states consider depriving them of their liberty due to alleged...
January 2, 2019

How solitary confinement drove a young inmate to the brink of insanity

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Chicago Tribune