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News | 08.14.18

Job Announcement: Director of Campaigns

Join the fight for civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. We're hiring a Director of Campaigns. Find out more and apply today. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGNS If you are passionate about protecting the rights of ALL people, there has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career at the ACLU, the nation’s foremost defender of civil liberties.... | Read More

News | 08.13.18

El Paso County Agrees to Pay $190K to Nearly 200 Individuals Who Were Jailed Because They Could Not Pay a $55 Fee

DENVER - El Paso County has agreed, as part of a 190,000 settlement with ACLU of Colorado, to compensate 184 people, including ACLU client Jasmine Still, who were held in the El Paso County Jail solely because they could not pay a $55 fee. The proposed settlement, which is expected to be formally approved by county commissioners on Tuesday, provides for a $60,000 payment.... | Read More

Criminal Justice | 07.26.18

El Paso County Deputies Started a Fight Club to Reward Use of Force Against Prisoners

BY: Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, Executive Director, and Denise Maes, Public Policy Director Use of violent force is never something to celebrate. Any time law enforcement officers legitimately use force or violence against people in the communities that they serve, it is at best an unfortunate part of the job that should be kept to the minimum amount necessary to.... | Read More

News | 07.23.18

ACLU Sues Teller County Sheriff for Illegally Holding Prisoner for ICE

DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit today against Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell alleging that he is violating Colorado law by continuing to jail an individual who is eligible for release, at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).   Leonardo Canseco is charged with two misdemeanors, and the Teller County Court set his bond at $800..... | Read More

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This November, all Coloradans need to vote like their rights depend on it. Join our voter engagement campaign and help ACLU protect the right to vote, combat suppression,....
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