June 23, 2019
Messenger: Two-tiered justice is the norm in Missouri, but times, they are a changin’Article
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 21, 2019
Wrongfully Convicted and Imprisoned at 18, Marcel Brown Sues City of Chicago, CPD and Assistant State’s AttorneyPress 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
Piety and prisons collide: Do Mississippians care about inhumane prison conditions?Article
June 14, 2019
FEDERAL JUDGE: One Louisiana Magistrate can’t jail people just because they can’t afford bailArticle
June 14, 2019
Federal Judge Enters Consent Judgment Prohibiting New Orleans Magistrate from Jailing People Simply Because They Can’t Pay BailPress 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 ViolencePress 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...