cover of modern day debtors' prisons report

The ACLU of Washington and Columbia Legal Services issued a report examining the unfair burdens court-ordered debts impose on poor people in Washington. “Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons: The Ways Court-Imposed Debts Punish People for Being Poor” exposes a counterproductive system and calls for reform.

Cover of Pasco Police practices report

In the wake of three shootings of civilians by police officers in Pasco, the ACLU issued a report examining police practices in the city with recommendations.

No Money, No Freedom: The Need for Bail Reform
The ACLU-WA has issued a position paper examining the many harms of jailing of people in Washington before trial when they are unable to pay money bail, and recommending principles for reform.
Cover of WTO protest report
An ACLU-WA report on the civic disturbances during the November 1999 WTO Ministerial Conference in Seattle.
Photo of the Spirit of Justice Statue
The ACLU analyzed all reported capital cases in Washington to evaluate how well our state guarantees constitutional fairness in death penalty trials.
Cover of The Trump Memos
The ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements and Policy Proposals of Donald Trump
A study of sex education curricula.