March 15, 2019
Federal Lawsuit Seeks Order Prohibiting New Orleans Magistrate from Jailing People Simply Because They Can’t Pay BailPress Release
NEW ORLEANS – Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Magistrate Harry E. Cantrell has continued to conduct bail hearings that violate arrestees’ constitutional rights, despite a federal court order setting out the constitutional minimums he must follow, according to a motion for injunctive relief filed in federal court on Friday. The motion was filed in the...
March 14, 2019
Thousands Of Missouri Inmates Whose Paroles Were Revoked May Be Entitled To Relief, Judge RulesArticle
February 26, 2019
Lawsuit Demands IL Dept. of Corrections Protect Trans Woman’s Constitutional RightsPress Release
Springfield, IL – The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center have asked the federal court to force the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to protect prisoner Janiah Monroe from further abuse and harassment from IDOC employees and prisoners. Ms. Monroe (incarcerated under the number R67440) is a 29-year old...
February 26, 2019
Transgender inmate sues IDOC, seeks transfer to women’s prisonArticle
February 18, 2019
Embracing her identity: Transgender inmate fights for change, educationArticle
February 17, 2019
Louisiana routinely jails people weeks, months, years after their release datesArticle
February 11, 2019
Attorney General and Special Prosecutor Take Appropriate Steps to Reverse Illegal Sentence Given to Jason Van DykeStatement
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...