Money bail is supposed to be used as a mechanism to ensure someone’s reappearance in court.
ACLU of Oklahoma Selects National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Freedom Oklahoma’s Allie Shinn, and Nancy McDonald to Receive 2019 Civil Liberties Awards
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has announced its 2019 award winners, which include the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) and Allie Shinn, Executive Director of Freedom Oklahoma, as
SB 614 is based on unproven, unethical research that seeks to undermine a medical procedure at the expense of a person’s safety and medical rights. The ACLU has fought nearly identical legislation to this bill in a number of states.
ACLU of Oklahoma Responds to Senate Bill 711 that Dangerously Expands Definition of Criminal Street Gangs
Senate Bill 711 is a dangerous and laughable effort to increase prosecutorial leverage against the accused while fueling Oklahoma’s mass incarceration crisis and adding to the racial disparities that exist in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system.
News stories coming out of several Oklahoma county jails are just a snapshot of the issues we know take place within our criminal justice system. The ACLU applauds Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett’s refusal to reopen Nowata County Jail amid condition concerns for staff and detained people.