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The Bill of Rights protects us against suspicionless searches and seizures. It guarantees due process to individuals who are accused of crimes and humane treatment to those who are incarcerated. The ACLU works to ensure that our criminal justice system indeed is just.
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Driven to Fail: Exposing the costs & ineffectiveness of Washington's most commonly charged crime
The death penalty is arbitrary, unfair, and racially biased.  The ACLU of Washington argued before the Washington Supreme Court to end it.


News Release, Published: 
Monday, April 13, 2020
ACLU-WA reaction to Inslee announcing limited prisoner releases due to COVID-19
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The growth of Washington’s prison population stems largely from long and life sentences. This report examines the policies that fuel mass incarceration and the stories of those affected by them.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today the Voting Rights Restoration Act, SB 6228, failed to pass out of the Washington State Senate before cutoff. The ACLU of Washington had this reaction