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2020 Annual Report: Protecting Lives, Safeguarding Democracy

During a time of immense highs and lows, the ACLU of Louisiana worked alongside community members to end mass incarceration and protect vulnerable people from COVID-19. We took part in the largest protest movement in American history and challenged racist policing across the state.

February 2, 2021

Justice Can't Wait: An Indictment of Louisiana's Pretrial System

For two years, the ACLU of Louisiana gathered and analyzed thousands of jail records and interviewed people directly affected by pretrial incarceration to compose a snapshot of who Louisiana incarcerates pretrial, for how long, and at what cost.

April 3, 2020

The War on Marijuana in Black and White

Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands ensnared in the criminal justice system. Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites, yet Blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

June 4, 2013 Racial Justice Criminal Law Reform