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Cassidy Fallik, Communication Coordinator, 913-748-1278; cfallik@acluok.org

December 10, 2019

The ACLU of Oklahoma, with national and local partners, will host a press conference on December 11, 2019, focused on our recent filing of a federal class-action lawsuit against court officials in Canadian County, Oklahoma, for violating the constitutional and disability rights of people caught in an arbitrary and unconstitutional pretrial detention system.

OKLAHOMA CITY - The ACLU of Oklahoma, with national and local partners, will host a press conference on December 11, 2019, focused on our recent filing of a federal class-action lawsuit against court officials in Canadian County, Oklahoma, for violating the constitutional and disability rights of people caught in an arbitrary and unconstitutional pretrial detention system at the Oklahoma State Capitol in the Capitol Press Room, Room 432B, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 at 9:00 AM. 

An ACLU of Oklahoma spokesperson will be available for comment on the case and the claims which include the absence of counsel when bail is set, the use of cash bail as a violation of the equal protection clause, failure to comply with disability rights laws, and an open courts First Amendment violation.  

Other event speakers include Ryan Kiesel, executive director for the ACLU of Oklahoma, Twyla Carter, senior staff attorney for the ACLU National Criminal Law Reform Project, Anthony R. Douglas, President, Oklahoma State Conference, NAACP, and Zoe Brennan-Krohn, staff attorney for the ACLU National Disability Rights Project.

Megan Lambert, staff attorney for the ACLU of Oklahoma will also be available throughout the event.

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