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In a Major Step toward Federal Oversight of Police Reform, Community Groups Enter into Agreement with City of Chicago and Illinois Attorney General
In a major development in the fight for federal oversight of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), over a dozen community groups today reached an agreement with the City of Chicago and the Illinois…
Trans Woman Files Emergency Order to Stop Continuing Abuse by Prison Officials
Strawberry Hampton, a 27 year old transgender woman currently incarcerated at Lawrence Correctional Center in Illinois, has filed her third lawsuit in federal court seeking immediate action to…
DISTRICT COURT GRANTS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION TO RELEASE DARRICK HALL FROM SOLITARY
VICTORY: After 24 years in solitary confinement, Darrick Hall finally has a chance at life in general population.
Wrongfully Convicted “Marquette Park Four” Sue City of Chicago, Chicago Police Officers
Four men, known collectively as the “Marquette Park Four,” who each spent more than 20 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, are suing the City of Chicago as well as the Chicago…
Man cleared in murder case goes free 19 years in prison, month in ICE detention
Chicago Sun-Times reports on release of our client, Gabriel Solache, from ICE detention where he had been held for over 40 days. He was detained by ICE immediately after a judge vacated the criminal…
13 Muslim, Faith-Based, and Civil Rights Community Orgs File Amicus Brief In Support of Guantánamo Bay Muslim Detainees
Washington, DC – Today, Muslim Advocates and the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of 13 Muslim, faith-based, and civil rights community…
Trans Woman Imprisoned in Illinois Seeks Emergency Court Order to Protect Her From Ongoing Abuse and Retaliation
The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center have asked the federal court for an emergency order to protect Strawberry Hampton (incarcerated under the…
MacArthur Justice Center, SPLC Sue City of Corinth and Judge for Running Debtors’ Prison
The City of Corinth, Mississippi and Municipal Court Judge John C. Ross are operating a modern-day debtors’ prison, unlawfully jailing poor people for their inability to pay bail and fines,…
MacArthur Justice Center Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Gretna, Louisiana for Using “Mayor’s Court” as Modern Day Debtor’s Prison to Balance Books
The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center has filed a federal class action targeting the Mayor’s Court of Gretna, Louisiana for its inherent financial conflict of interest and focus on…
Important Prisoners' Rights Decision by Tenth Circuit
Important victory for prisoners’ rights to access the court system handed down by Tenth Circuit. The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) is the 1996 federal law, which governs how an individual…

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