Delaware has the tenth most prisoners per capita in the United States. The long-term solution to this problem is not more guards, but fewer prisoners.
News & Cases About Reduce Incarceration
Americans like to think that our criminal justice system is a fair one: everyone is treated equally no matter their race or how much money they have, and once someone “does their time,” they have paid their debt to society and can get back to living a normal life. Unfortunately, reality is a far cry […]
Although more can and should be done to reform Delaware’s drug laws, HB 39, which would decriminalize possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana, is an important step.
Our efforts to tackle two of the most significant issues faced by Delaware students: unreasonable school discipline practices and discriminatory school admissions practices.
Guest post by Randolph Vesprey and Brenna Stewart, ACLU-DE’s summer 2014 legal interns. Deficiencies in Delaware’s police and court procedures can result in nightmarish situations for people who have assets that are wrongfully seized or for those who don’t have the assets needed to pay fines. So either with money or without, you could find […]
STAY IN SCHOOL PROJECT EXPANDS ITS IMPACT Isaiah is a typical middle school student. He loves music and movies, enjoys spending time with his friends, earns pretty good grades in his classes, and says he wants to start his own business when he grows up. Isaiah also has mild Asperger’s, which increases his likelihood of […]