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.
California Lawmakers Send Governor Bill to Curb Controversial Practice that Lets Police Take and Keep Innocent People’s Property
SACRAMENTO—A state bill to reform civil asset forfeiture, a practice that has come under fire nationwide following widespread claims of abuse, received strong, bipartisan approval from the California Senate today.... Read More
SAN DIEGO– State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, Think Dignity,... Read More
New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a... Read More