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Complaint - Bango v. Pierce County

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Monday, December 4, 2017
The ACLU of Washington filed a class-action lawsuit against Pierce County for refusing to provide necessary treatment to people with mental illness in the Pierce County Jail and subjecting them to illegal restraint and isolation practices.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The ACLU of Washington is urging state legislators to respect the free speech rights of constituents on legislators’ social media pages.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Solitary confinement —the practice of isolating people in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, virtually free of human contact, for days to decades—violates this fundamental need for community and connection, causing extreme suffering.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
In May, Antonio Sanchez Ochoa was booked into the Yakima County Jail on state criminal charges. A superior court judge set bail, and though his sister had the ability to post the bail money, Yakima County refused to let him out of jail.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The ACLU of Washington and Grays Harbor County have agreed to a settlement in the lawsuit filed by the mother of a now 17-year-old boy who was repeatedly put into solitary confinement, subjected to filthy conditions, and denied adequate food while in the Grays Harbor County Juvenile Detention Facility.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Courts have consistently held that when people invite law enforcement into their homes, they have a right to say where those officers can and cannot go.