Report: New Jersey Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prisons are Worst in the Nation

October 19, 2021

New report From The Sentencing Project shows Black residents in New Jersey are incarcerated at a rate over twelve times that of whites, higher than the national average.

ACLU-NJ Files Brief in Case Defending Protesters Subjected to Unconstitutional Restraining Order Outside County Executive’s House

October 4, 2021

Hudson County officials sought court order to suppress speech by peaceful demonstrators against the county’s immigration detention contract, and now seek permanent restrictions on protest

ACLU-NJ Attorney Karen Thompson Recognized as Attorney of the Year from NJ Law Journal

September 27, 2021

Committed Advocate for Social Justice, Who Has Brought Pioneering Cases for Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Reform, Receives the New Jersey Law Journal’s highest honor

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Q&A: An Interview with ACLU-NJ Attorney Karen Thompson

September 3, 2021

ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson reflects on justice, accountability, and systemic racism. Get to know Karen and her work - past, present, and future.

Category: Police Practices

New Jersey's Steps Toward Justice in Policing, a Year After George Floyd's Murder

September 3, 2021

More than a year later, there are steps toward justice in policing that we must take, nationwide and in New Jersey.

Category: Police Practices

ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality to County Jails: Follow the Law and House Transgender People According to Gender Identity

September 2, 2021

Advocates remind facilities of obligations under Law Against Discrimination and urge adoption of new policy

With signature, Gov. Murphy Stops Creation and Renewal of Immigration Detention Contracts in New Jersey

August 20, 2021

Landmark bill makes New Jersey among the first states to bar expansion and renewal of immigration detention

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ACLU-NJ Issues ‘Baseline Cannabis Plan’ for New Regulations to Meet Initial Benchmarks for Justice

August 18, 2021

Platform includes equitable ways to spend revenue, create a diverse industry, and have meaningful public participation as a standard for Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s forthcoming regulations.

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