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Death in a Debtors' Prison

David Stojcevski died, gasping for breath, naked on the cement floor of his cell at the Macomb County Jail, while his jailors watched the life ebb out of him.  24-hour camera surveillance captured Mr...

ACLU to Supreme Court: Fulfill the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights law designed to guarantee Americans with disabilities broad rights and freedoms...

Lansing Watchdog: Parole Reform Carries the Day in the Michigan House

October 07, 2015
Something genuinely exciting happened this past week in the Michigan House of Representatives: The first real substantive piece of legislation to address mass incarceration passed the House on a 67-...

Agenda for the 2015 ACLU of Michigan Hearing on Practices and Policies to Improve Police/Community Relations

September 23, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Host and Location: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan 2966 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 10 a.m. – Welcoming remarks from the ACLU of Michigan 10:...

School Daze: State-Appointed Emergency Manager Still Shirking Duty to Provide Reading Intervention to Highland Park

September 11, 2015
This month heralds the beginning of a new school year—a time of excitement, hope and promise for most our state’s children.  Over the summer, the district’s Emergency Manager (EM) and the Leona...

Kaplan: New Proposed Federal Health-Care Rules Essential to Ensuring Transgender People Full Access to Medical

September 11, 2015
A little more than a week ago, the United States Department of Health and Human Services took a major step toward redressing the long history of policies and practices that marginalize transgender...

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