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Do you support municipal use of license plate cameras to help...

Providence is installing 25 license plate cameras around the city, despite the objections of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and...

Cranston settles unlawful search-and-seizure lawsuit for $250K

CRANSTON – The city has agreed to pay a resident and his lawyers $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that last year reached the U.S....

ACLU: Judge orders release of juvenile offenders

The Rhode Island prison system has been ordered to release three inmates granted parole for crimes they committed when they were teenagers, according to...
A VOICE: Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI, is an advocate for the decriminalization of sex work in Rhode Island. She’s at her home in West Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. highlighted in ACLU report on decriminalizing prostitution

For almost 30 years, prostitution wasn’t a crime in Rhode Island, as long as it took place indoors. What was the result? According to one...
A LAWSUIT filed by the ACLU of Rhode Island has resulted in the conditional release of 25 immigration detainees at the Wyatt Detention Facility due to the spread of COVID-19 at the facility.

ACLU announces release of dozens of ICE detainees at Wyatt due...

CENTRAL FALLS – A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has resulted in the release of 25 U.S. Immigration...

Solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates subject of class-action lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – On behalf of incarcerated Rhode Islanders with mental illnesses, attorneys on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Corrections...

Providence councilman introduces new ordinance on panhandling

PROVIDENCE – A city councilman has proposed a variation on the city’s panhandling ordinance, which would define anyone speaking to another person or following...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST: H. Jefferson Melish is a lawyer, as well as a member and activist on the South Kingstown Immigration Task Force and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. South Kingstown is the only municipality in the state to adopt a version of an ACLU ordinance that rejects local police cooperation with a federal program that deputizes local police departments to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Long-simmering divisions on immigration have boiled over nationally. Is the Ocean...

In March 2017 the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union drafted a model ordinance that would reject local police cooperation with...

Gov. erred in signing this version of revenge porn legislation

On June 4, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law an act passed by the General Assembly related to “revenge porn,” reversing a decision...

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