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.
SACRAMENTO–In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s unveiling of his proposed 2017-18 budget, the American Civil Liberties Union of California’s Center for Advocacy and Policy issued the following statement on behalf... Read More
SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown signed a groundbreaking bill to limit civil asset forfeiture abuse in California, marking a significant victory for the larger asset forfeiture reform movement underway throughout the... Read More