Our state has a mass incarceration crisis.

About 35,000 people in NJ prisons & jails.

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Family Planning Funding on the Horizon After Long Battle in Trenton

The Legislature began righting a longstanding wrong today with the passage of two key bills: one expanding the threshold to receive family planning services under Medicaid, and another appropriating $7.45 million toward family planning services.  More »

Videos Explain Civil Rights and Public Health Reasons for Legalizing Marijuana

A new series of online videos released by New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform aims to shed light on the ways marijuana legalization would advance racial justice, help mediate the opioid crisis, and begin addressing the role marijuana possession has played in creating the civil rights crisis of mass incarceration. More »

Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation of Indonesian Christians After ACLU Suit

In response to a federal class action lawsuit following aggressive roundups of Indonesian Christian residents of Central Jersey, a federal district court judge granted a temporary restraining order halting their deportations. The suit, filed Feb. 2 by the ACLU-NJ, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, and the law firm Paul Weiss, appearing pro bono, was heard in court that afternoon.   More »

DACA Recipient Sworn in As Lawyer by NJ Attorney General

Parthiv Patel, a graduate of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law who hopes to use his law degree to serve others, is among the first recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to be admitted to practice law in New Jersey. The ACLU-NJ represented him in seeking acceptance to the New Jersey Bar. More »

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