Criminal Justice and Drug Policy
Rights guaranteed to the accused are fundamental.
Reversing the tide of over-criminalization and over-incarceration.
Our constitution is designed to safeguard the citizenry against government abuses of power. But all too often, the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system are compromised or ignored.
The rights guaranteed to the accused, defendants, offenders and prisoners are fundamental rights that protect all Americans from governmental abuse of power. These rights include the guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure, the right to reasonable bail, the right to due process of law and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
These rights are indispensable to a free society.
Advocates Celebrate Governor Newsom’s Signature on SB 136, Dismantling a Cruel, Ineffective Sentence Enhancement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Contact: Ashley Chambers firstname.lastname@example.org 510-417-6071 Daisy Vieyra email@example.com 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the Repeal Ineffective Sentence... Read More
In far too many places across California, juvenile probation has become a knee-jerk reaction to young people who are simply having trouble in school or at home but who haven’t been accused of a crime. Criminalizing... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Today, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) submitted an... Read More
Although California has made significant strides over the years to address mass incarceration and racial bias and disparities in the criminal justice system, more needs to be done to move California forward and invest... Read More