The ACLU of Arkansas today reiterated its call for state officials to take stronger action to combat the spread of COVID-19 in state prisons in light of national data showing Arkansas’s prison system has the highest per capita number of COVID-19 infections in the country.
LDF, ACLU of Arkansas, Disability Rights Arkansas, and Co-Counsel File Amended Complaint in Pandemic-Related Arkansas Prison Case
LITTLE ROCK - Today, an amended complaint was filed against Arkansas officials regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s correctional facilities, which disproportionately incarcerate Black individuals.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas received a failing grade, F+, in a new ACLU report grading all 50 states’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons and jails.
ACLU of Arkansas, Legal Service Providers Files Suit for Tenant Against Desha County Officials, Challenging Constitutionality of Criminal Eviction Law
The lawsuit asserts that Arkansas’ criminal eviction law denies people their right to due process and violates both the state and federal constitutions.
LITTLE ROCK – The ACLU of Arkansas today condemned the use of tear gas, pepper balls, rubber bullets and military tactics against protesters demonstrating against police abuse and the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and urged state and local law enforcement to use de-escalation and comm
LITTLE ROCK – As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to cause a wave of evictions across the state starting after rent is due on June 1, a coalition of civil rights and renters’ advocates are launching a campaign this week to urge Governor Asa Hutchinson to implement a statewide moratorium on evictions