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ACLU weighs in on state of Delaware prisons

Jun 9, 2017
Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Delaware currently has the highest rate of incarceration in the Mid-Atlantic region – and nearly double the national rate between 1978 and 2015.

And while states like New York and New Jersey have shown a dramatic decline in their prison populations since the late 1990s, Delaware’s population has remained steady. A Department of Correction annual report cites close to 23,000 people in its system as of June 30th of last year.

The ACLU of Delaware hosted a discussion on prison reform this week, featuring David Fathi, Director of the ACLU National Prison Project.  Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly interviewed  Fathi for The Green.

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The results of a 2015 school referendum in the Red Clay School District won’t change, despite a court ruling saying district officials violated state law.

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The ACLU of Delaware is suing the town of Milton on behalf of a resident forced to remove political signs from her front yard.


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The Christina School District approved a policy last week designating the district a ‘safe space’ - amid growing concerns of ICE raids.


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The ACLU of Delaware is suing the federal government this week to release communications between customs agents and the Trump Administration during rollout of the president's travel ban in January.  

 


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Delaware’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is advising state law enforcement agencies they are not legally obligated to act as federal immigration officers.

 


Delaware ACLU vows to fight new travel ban

Mar 6, 2017
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The leader of Delaware’s American Civil Liberties Union says President Trump’s revised travel ban is just as unconstitutional as its predecessor.  

 


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

A Pakistani refugee family reached the First State safely on Friday – but they could be the last refugees to settle in Delaware for months, and maybe even this year.

 

The State Department has announced it plans to slow the number of weekly refugees entering the U.S.

Syrian refugee family arrives in Delaware

Feb 11, 2017
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The Syrian refugee family trying to settle in Delaware has arrived here.

The Jewish Family Services of Delaware and the ACLU of Delaware confirm the family of three reached the First State late Friday night.

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