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As COVID-19 Outbreak Surges at Federal Prison, Those Most at Risk File Class Action to Seek Immediate Release from FCI Fort Dix

The ACLU of New Jersey and attorneys Jim Davy and Matthew Stiegler today filed a federal class action habeas petition on behalf of medically vulnerable people confined at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Fort Dix. More »

Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Across New Jersey Worsen, Report Reveals, Making Legalization More Urgent

A new ACLU report, 'A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform,' coincides with the formation of NJ CAN 2020, a diverse, inclusive campaign to legalize marijuana  More »

ACLU-NJ Wins Immediate Release of Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in ICE Detention, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Civil Liberties Union, Legal Aid Society, and Bronx Defenders won the immediate release of five immigrants in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention who are at high risk of serious illness or death if they contract COVID-19, due to their underlying health conditions. More »

Lawsuit Demands Release of High Medical Risk Immigration Detainees Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Suit on behalf of two men with serious illnesses, filed by national ACLU and ACLU-NJ, calls for emergency release based on grave threat of coronavirus in immigration detention.  More »

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