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June 27, 2019

Attorneys to Ask Judge to Require CPD Release Officer Photographs to Media

Press Release
WHEN: 10:45 AM AM Friday, June 28, 2019 WHERE: Judge Sanjay Tailor, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St., Rm. 2008 WHAT: Judge Tailor will begin hearing arguments on a lawsuit that contends FOIA law requires the CPD to provide photographs of police officers upon request, in this case by the media. WHO: MacArthur Justice Center Executive Director Locke Bowman on behalf...
June 26, 2019

Fourth jail inmate dies; investigation is ongoing

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St. Louis Call Newspapers

June 23, 2019

Messenger: Two-tiered justice is the norm in Missouri, but times, they are a changin’

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

June 21, 2019

Wrongfully Convicted and Imprisoned at 18, Marcel Brown Sues City of Chicago, CPD and Assistant State’s Attorney

Press Release
CHICAGO – In 2008, 18-year-old Marcel Brown was arrested for a murder he did not commit. After being coerced into making false, inculpatory statements, he was wrongfully convicted and sentenced, serving nearly a decade in prison before he was exonerated. Marcel Brown today filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Cook...
June 20, 2019

Report released concerning lengthy pre-trial incarceration in Mississippi

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WLOX

June 20, 2019

Piety and prisons collide: Do Mississippians care about inhumane prison conditions?

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The Clarion-Ledger

June 14, 2019

FEDERAL JUDGE: One Louisiana Magistrate can’t jail people just because they can’t afford bail

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KTVE

June 14, 2019

Federal Judge Enters Consent Judgment Prohibiting New Orleans Magistrate from Jailing People Simply Because They Can’t Pay Bail

Press Release
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA— The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana approved the entry of a consent judgment in Caliste v. Cantrell, a class action lawsuit challenging the pretrial detention practices of Orleans Parish District Court Magistrate Harry E. Cantrell. In March of this year, attorneys with the MacArthur Justice Center and...
June 13, 2019

Coalition of Community and Civil Rights Groups Call on the City, Attorney General, State’s Attorney to Address Escalating Police Violence

Press Release
CHICAGO – In light of recent fatal police encounters, the coalition of individuals and community groups that led the charge for a consent decree (Campbell v City of Chicago) held a press conference on Thursday June 13th to call on the Mayor of Chicago and the Illinois Attorney General to provide greater transparency and take action to...
June 11, 2019

Solitary Confinement Can Lead to a Life Sentence in Prison

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Truthout