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Werk the Lege: ACLU of Louisiana's Activism Guide

One of the biggest misconceptions about advocating in the Legislature is that you have to be a high-powered lobbyist or deep-pocketed campaign donor to make an impact. The truth is that everyday Louisianians can have an enormous influence on the decisions legislators make.

April 14, 2021

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

Blueprint for Smart Justice Louisiana

The ACLU of Louisiana today released a report outlining a series of reforms to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state by half by 2025 – saving taxpayers more than $800 million that could be reinvested in making communities stronger and safer.

September 21, 2018 Racial Justice Criminal Law Reform