By Kathy Greenier, Reproductive Freedom Project Director
States enacted fewer abortion restrictions this year than the previous three years. This is good news, right? Not necessarily. Instead, as the Guttmacher Institute recently reported, access to abortion will decrease in many states especially because of restrictions known as targeted regulations of abortion providers (TRAP).
By Jack Lohmann
After years of political advocacy and campaign work, I’m thrilled to be an intern with the ACLU of Virginia this summer. A Richmond native, I’ll be working with the team at the ACLU of Virginia to develop new outreach initiatives, connect with students, and conduct research on some of the pressing issues that this organization confronts on a daily basis.
By Hope R. Amezquita, ACLU of Virginia Legal Counsel Join us on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 for our weekly twitter chat for a discussion of the mental health effects of solitary confinement of women.
In April 2014, the ACLU released a new report, Worse than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States. The report reveals the unique and lesser known harmful effects of solitary confinement on women prisoners.
by Frank Knaack, Director of Public Policy and Communications
The criminal justice reform movement has gained some new and important allies! “As conservatives with backgrounds in law enforcement, we embraced the orthodoxy that more incarceration invariably meant less crime, no matter the offense or the danger posed by its perpetrator. But crime rates have been falling since the early 1990s, and a growing body of research combined with the compelling results of reforms in many states prove it is time to adjust our approach.”