As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the lives of all Louisianans, people incarcerated in the state’s crowded prisons and jails remain among the most vulnerable to this disease.
During a year of immense highs and lows, the ACLU of Louisiana fought tirelessly to protect the civil liberties and constitutional rights of every Louisianan.
After an historic year of reckoning for the country and the philanthropic community over racial injustice, the real test of our progress is what comes next.
In the December 5 runoff election, justice is front and center on the ballot. This election will decide the next Orleans Parish District Attorney who will hold the power to create a fairer, more equitable legal system.
Although we were not able to prevail against Oakdale’s egregious conditions in court, we're staying in the fight for justice until everyone is afforded the basic human rights and dignity they deserve.
On August 21st, Trayford Pellerin – a 31-year-old Black man – was killed by Lafayette police officers outside a convenience store.