ACLU of Indiana Settles Suit over Arrest of Woman Taking Photographs

ACLU of Indiana Settles Suit over Arrest of Woman Taking Photographs

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana settled a lawsuit on behalf of a Whiting woman who was arrested while she was taking pictures of a house fire. "We are happy for our client that this...

Religion in Public Schools

Religion in Public Schools

Elkhart County School's 2015 'Christmas Spectacular' Live Nativity Scene Ruled an Endorsement of Religion A child and his father, along with the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU, won a...

The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

The privacy implications of drones continue to raise concern around the country. Since the ACLU's 2011 report and before, we have been warning about the potential privacy implications of this...

ACLU of Indiana, Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services Announce Settlement with Department of Correction

ACLU of Indiana, Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services Announce Settlement with Department of Correction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJan. 27, 2016 Agreement with DOC marks fundamental, systemic change in the treatment of seriously mentally ill prisoners We fully anticipate this cooperation [with the...

Stepping in for Hep C patients whose lives are at risk

Stepping in for Hep C patients whose lives are at risk

A Fort Wayne mom who has early-stage Hepatitis C is one of thousands of individuals across Indiana whose lives could possibly be saved through an ACLU of Indiana class-action lawsuit filed in...

ACLU Lawsuit against Indiana Governor Seeks Relief for Syrian Refugees

ACLU Lawsuit against Indiana Governor Seeks Relief for Syrian Refugees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mon., Nov. 23, 2015 "There is no border around the state of Indiana that prevents people from entering our state who may move freely within the United States." —ACLU of...

Let's cut our prison population in half

Let's cut our prison population in half

For the last four decades, this country has relentlessly expanded our criminal justice system, needlessly throwing away too many lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars. Our nation's addiction to...

  • ACLU of Indiana Settles Suit over Arrest of Woman Taking Photographs

  • Religion in Public Schools

  • The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

  • ACLU of Indiana, Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services Announce Settlement with Department of...

  • Stepping in for Hep C patients whose lives are at risk

  • ACLU Lawsuit against Indiana Governor Seeks Relief for Syrian Refugees

  • Let's cut our prison population in half

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ACLU of Indiana, Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services Announce Settlement with Department of Correction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 27, 2016

Agreement with DOC marks fundamental, systemic change in the treatment of seriously mentally ill prisoners

We fully anticipate this cooperation [with the Indiana Department of Correction] will continue and that these changes will have a significant positive impact by reducing the severity of mental illness in prisoners who will one day rejoin society.

—ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk

Indianapolis –A long-running class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission against the Indiana Department of Correction has been settled with a proposed agreement that awaits approval by the Court after notice to the class. If approved the agreement will fundamentally transform the way seriously mentally ill prisoners are treated in state correctional facilities. The changes will affect hundreds, if not thousands, of prisoners in Indiana who will receive better access to mental health care and who will no longer be held without treatment in solitary confinement.

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ACLU Lawsuit against Indiana Governor Seeks Relief for Syrian Refugees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mon., Nov. 23, 2015

"There is no border around the state of Indiana that prevents people from entering our state who may move freely within the United States."

—ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk. 

Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and attorneys from the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, filed suit today against Governor Mike Pence and the Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to stop attempts by the governor to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees, claiming the governor's actions violate the United States Constitution and federal law.

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Grandparents Sue Indiana DCS for Depriving Severely Disabled Children of Services

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Thurs., Oct. 29, 2015

Indianapolis – Grandparents who are caretakers of their severely disabled grandchildren and who are ready to adopt them have filed suit today against the Indiana Department of Child Services for failing to approve adoption assistance payments that will allow them to continue to adequately care for the children. The lawsuit claims that the State's actions violate Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.

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