HARRISBURG - A federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ruled today that federal immigration authorities must immediately release the ten people who sued for their release and who remain in detention in three county facilities in the commonwealth.
ACLU of Pennsylvania Asks State Supreme Court to Reduce County Jail Populations to Avert Even Bigger Public Health Crisis
HARRISBURG — The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed an emergency request asking the state Supreme Court to use its “King’s Bench” power to protect public health by ordering county common pleas courts to release some people from county jails.
HARRISBURG - Legislation delaying the Pennsylvania primary election scheduled for April 28 until June 2 passed the state General Assembly today and is expected to be signed by Governor Tom Wolf.
ACLU Urges Federal Court to Release People in Immigration Detention Who Are Vulnerable to Coronavirus
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Thirteen people who are currently held in immigration detention in jails in three Pennsylvania counties have filed a federal constitutional lawsuit asking for their immediate release because they are at high risk for severe illness if they contract coronavirus while incarcerated.
ACLU of Pennsylvania Files Complaint Alleging Violations of Sunshine Act in Montgomery County Public Defender Firings
Today, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a complaint on behalf of 15 residents of Montgomery County, alleging that the Montgomery County Commissioners committed more than a dozen violations of the Sunshine Act by firing top public defenders Dean Beer and Keisha Hudson.
ACLU of Pennsylvania Urges PA Department of Health to Issue Guidance for Courts to Release People from County Jails
HARRISBURG — The ACLU of Pennsylvania sent a letter to Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine on Friday, urging the department to issue guidance to all stakeholders in the criminal legal system regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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