In Michigan, over 360 children have been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. In 2011 the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit in federal court challenging the practice as unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.
The ACLU of Michigan files lawsuits that impact people’s rights by setting a legal precedent, or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. Our current Fall 2019 Legal Docket details our legal cases and actions taken in 2018 - 2019. You may also view our past legal dockets here.