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In 2015 the state of Illinois was forced to largely eliminate solitary confinement in youth prisons. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union says guards at the Illinois Youth Center in Harrisburg have come up with an even worse substitution: charges and, consequently, some long sentences for kids committing minor infractions.

 

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A progress report filed in federal court shows that Illinois' child welfare agency has slowly made "incremental" improvements, but concerns linger about the impact of the state's budget impasse and a "revolving door" of leadership.

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A new study shows that Illinois law enforcement confiscated more than $319 million in cash and property from individuals over the past 10 years, using a system that doesn't require convictions to validate the forfeitures.

The Chicago Tribune reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and the Illinois Policy Institute recently released a report in which researchers explain financial incentives for police departments and local prosecutors to seize personal property from the public.

Days after terrorists struck Paris, France, last November, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence placed a ban on Syrian refugees from being resettled in the state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sought an injunction against the ban, stating Pence doesn’t have the authority to do that.

 

ACLU’s attorney Ken Falk made the same argument Wednesday at a federal court in Chicago.   

 

ACLU Report: Racial Bias in Illinois Traffic Stops

Aug 13, 2014
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An American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois report released today found evidence of racial bias in data collected in 2013 about police consent searches during routine traffic stops.

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