Solis Diaz’s PRP argues that his extensive term-of-years sentence is the functional equivalent of a juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentence, and is therefore unconstitutional under the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.
In June 2012, the United States Supreme Court struck down mandatory life without possibility of parole sentences when imposed on individuals convicted of committing murder while under age 18 (referred to herein as JLWOP sentences).
The ACLU and its supporters marched to continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and support justice for all at the MLK Day Celebration, January 16, 2017. We joined thousands of community members and rallied and marched for the protection and advancement of civil liberties and civil rights.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
The ACLU of Washington is proud to be tabling at NASPA’s Power of One LGBTQ Student Leadership Conference. Through the theme of “Coalition through Community,” the conference aims to foster an understanding of differences that lead to enhancing our communities. Come visit the ACLU’s table to learn more about our work on LGBTQ rights and other issues.
I-1552 is defeated, but that doesn't mean our movement is slowing down. That's why we're organizing a community town hall that will focus on encouraging queer and transgender people of color to share their stories and educate community members unfamiliar with trans issues.
Please visit the ACLU of Washington at Richland’s “Finding Your Community” event by swinging by our resource table. We will have volunteers staffing the table for the duration of event to share information and answer your questions.