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March 15, 2019

Federal Lawsuit Seeks Order Prohibiting New Orleans Magistrate from Jailing People Simply Because They Can’t Pay Bail

Press Release
NEW ORLEANS – Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Magistrate Harry E. Cantrell has continued to conduct bail hearings that violate arrestees’ constitutional rights, despite a federal court order setting out the constitutional minimums he must follow, according to a motion for injunctive relief filed in federal court on Friday. The motion was filed in the...
March 14, 2019

Thousands Of Missouri Inmates Whose Paroles Were Revoked May Be Entitled To Relief, Judge Rules

Article

KCUR

February 27, 2019

Supreme Court Rules for Death Row Inmate With Dementia

Article

New York Times

February 27, 2019

Supreme Court Expands Precedent on Ineffective Counsel

Article

Courthouse News

February 26, 2019

Lawsuit Demands IL Dept. of Corrections Protect Trans Woman’s Constitutional Rights

Press Release
Springfield, IL – The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center have asked the federal court to force the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to protect prisoner Janiah Monroe from further abuse and harassment from IDOC employees and prisoners. Ms. Monroe (incarcerated under the number R67440) is a 29-year old...
February 26, 2019

Transgender inmate sues IDOC, seeks transfer to women’s prison

Article

Chicago Sun-Times

February 18, 2019

Embracing her identity: Transgender inmate fights for change, education

Article

Pantagraph

February 17, 2019

Louisiana routinely jails people weeks, months, years after their release dates

Article

Times-Picayune

February 11, 2019

Attorney General and Special Prosecutor Take Appropriate Steps to Reverse Illegal Sentence Given to Jason Van Dyke

Statement
State mandatory consecutive prison sentences are not fair but must apply to all defendants – including Jason Van Dyke CHICAGO – The MacArthur Justice Center on Thursday issued the following statement in support of the decision by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon to challenge the legality of the...
February 11, 2019

Supreme Court’s execution decision animates critics on the left and right

Article

The Washington Post