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Michigan Jail Can’t Reject Inmate Mail From ACLU, Court Says

The ACLU filed a lawsuit after it got no response to two dozen letters sent to inmates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2015


Appellate Attorney: Some Lawyers Push Teens Toward Guilty Plea

Laurel Kelly Young, an appellate attorney, said some lawyers push their young clients toward a guilty plea.

CBS Detroit–07/23/2015

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ACLU: Michigan Judge’s ‘Pay Or Stay’ Sentence Policy Is Creating Debtors’ Prison

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a judge known for sending poor people to jail if they can’t immediately pay fines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2015

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Juvenile Lifers: Michigan Ranks Among Top For Sentencing Teens To Life In Prison

“There are precious few in the community to help people make the adjustment in the real world.”

CBS Detroit–07/22/2015

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Attorney On City Curfew: This Is House-Arrest For Tens Of Thousands Of Detroiters

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is defending his department’s request to extend a citywide curfew for kids ahead of the upcoming River Days festival and fireworks downtown.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2015

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Woman Strip-Searched At Detroit Metro Airport Gets $40K Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed on behalf of an Arab-Jewish woman strip-searched at Detroit Metro Airport.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2015

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Judge: Parts Of Michigan’s Sex Offender Law Unconstitutional

Parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law are unconstitutional, including a requirement that offenders stay at least 1,000 feet from schools, a federal judge has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2015

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Ferndale Police Plan Diversity Training; Deny Racial Profiling

Ferndale police officers will receive diversity and sensitivity training in the aftermath of an ACLU study.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2015

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ACLU Files Suit Alleging Rights Violations At Campus Martius Park

A lawsuit claims two groups were prohibited from marching and leafleting in and around the popular downtown Detroit park.


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ACLU Sues Muskegon County Over Jail Conditions

Female inmates say they faced dangerous conditions and were subjected to male guards watching them shower.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2014