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is a lawsuit brought by parents, students and a former administrator against the State of California for the failure to respond to reports that districts did not provide essential language instruction to English learner students.
is a lawsuit against the L.A. District Attorney and Sheriff's Department seeking to halt unlawful policies that suppress exculpatory evidence in criminal trials.
is a lawsuit against Glendale Police Department and Hoover High School on behalf of 56 Latino students who were unlawfully racially profiled, detained, and searched.
The ACLU Foundation of Southern California is the court-ordered monitor of conditions of confinement and medical services within all Los Angeles County jail facilities.
Meet the ACLU prisoners’ rights team and learn more about the ACLU’s advocacy on behalf of prisoners.
Read reports and other key documents about the LA County Jails crisis.
View media coverage of the jails crisis, interviews with civilian witnesses of deputy-on-inmate abuse, and first-person accounts of abuse
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