ACLU Connecticut

ACLU Connecticut

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The ACLU of Connecticut is a nonpartisan, non-profit membership organization that defends, promotes and preserves individual rights and liberties under the U.S. and Connecticut constitutions. The ACLU-CT exercises its legal expertise to protect freedom, justice, and equality by working in the courts, at the capitol, and in communities. From policing policies to prison practices, the ACLU of Connecticut seeks to end mass incarceration, protect constitutional rights, eliminate racial disparities, and increase government transparency and accountability to make our justice system more fair and equal. ACLU-CT advocates against the government abuses that lead to mass incarceration, the failed war on drugs, and inhumane treatment of incarcerated people, and for policies to remedy the injustices of the past. The ACLU of Connecticut’s legal program handles cases that involve infringements upon constitutional rights and civil liberties. They represent individuals or classes of individuals and file lawsuits, amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. All of their legal work is on a pro bono basis; free of charge.

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