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Tag Archives: ACLU

Arizona still has a chance to rein in “policing for profit”

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Civil asset forfeiture reforms were derailed in the state House less than a month ago. Whatever excuses proffered by the opponents of reform no longer hold up against the stark reality of today. Those who opposed SB 1556 now have the opportunity to do the right thing and correct their mistake. And there’s no question it was a mistake—we all know better now.

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People released from prison deserve automatic voting restoration

As you cast your votes this election year, let’s remember our fellow community members who can’t--not because they are unwilling to participate but because of anti-democratic processes that send the message that their voices don’t count. Commit to change, not just for them, but for our country. Because when every voice is heard, that’s when true democracy exists.

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Much not told in ACLU report on criminal justice

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What if we provided substance abuse treatment from the point of admission, and cognitive behavioral treatment? What if we just started with drug possession offenders? Re-entry programs are showing significant promise in reducing recidivism and so are diversion and deferred prosecution programs utilizing substance abuse treatment and cognitive behavioral therapies. We should be implementing similar programs over the duration of an inmate’s incarceration.

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