NJ Legislature Sends Bill to Stop Immigration Detention in State to Governor’s Desk

June 24, 2021

NJ's Legislature passed a bill to ban new immigration detention contracts in the state.

ACLU-NJ Statement on Women's Prison Report and Closure Announcement

June 7, 2021

The ACLU-NJ issued the following statement today concerning the release of a
report investigating Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's prison, and the announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy of plans to close the Edna Mahan and relocate people to a new facility or other facilities.

Category: Prisons

New Jersey Election Protection Coalition Releases Report on 2020 General Election

May 12, 2021

The New Jersey Election Protection Coalition releases report analyzing issues New Jersey voters encountered during the November 3, 2020 general election.

Dozens of Clergy File NJ Supreme Court Brief About Harm of Racial Profiling

May 5, 2021

More than 65 clergy members bore witness to the trauma of racial profiling on their communities.

ACLU-NJ Defends Demonstrators Against Officials’ Efforts to Silence Protests About Hudson County’s ICE Contract

April 27, 2021

Demonstrators return to court asking to terminate a court order that criminalizes protest on public sidewalks near elected officials’ homes.

ACLU-NJ Statement on Conditional Veto of Mandatory Minimums Bill

April 19, 2021

The ACLU-NJ issued the following statement in light of Gov. Phil Murphy’s conditional veto of a bill eliminating some mandatory minimums, and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s issuance of a new directive related to mandatory sentences.

Category: Criminal Justice

New Cannabis Legislation Remains Committed to Shift Towards Public Health, Offering Greater Promise for Young People’s Futures

March 25, 2021

Legislation revises parental notification rules for youth under 18 who possess or use cannabis or alcohol.

Category: Criminal Justice

I fought for civilian review of police and served on a CCRB - and transparency matters now more than ever

March 17, 2021

Rashawn Davis, who served on Newark's CCRB after fighting for its creation, shares why police accountability matters.

NJ Supreme Court Ruling Ensures Pregnant Workers Should Not Have to Choose Between Economic Security and Healthy Pregnancies

March 9, 2021

The ACLU-NJ and national ACLU appeared as a friend-of-the-court to defend an expansion of the Law Against Discrimination that requires employers to affirmatively accommodate pregnancy in workplaces.

ACLU-NJ Statement in Response to FY2022 Proposed Budget and Address

February 23, 2021

The ACLU-NJ issues the following statement in reaction to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s FY2022 proposed budget and address, delivered on Feb. 23, 2021.

Category: Additional Issues

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