The ACLU of Virginia, in collaboration with the law firm of White & Case LLP, today filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) seeking to end the practice of solitary confinement in two of its most notorious prisons.
The ACLU of Virginia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of Richlands in Southwest Virginia for violating the free speech and religious freedom rights of a local business owner who is effectively banned from reading tarot cards as part of his business.
Reginald Latson is a young man with an intellectual disability and on the autism spectrum. In early 2014, he was arrested and criminally charged in a shocking overuse of state force, then confined to a state prison and held in solitary confinement for the better part of eight months.
The ACLU of Virginia filed a lawsuit against Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins and the local board of supervisors over an unauthorized agreement with the federal government – known as a 287(g) Agreement – to use county resources to enforce federal immigration laws. Under the 287(g) Agreement
The ACLU of Virginia and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Mr. Nicolas Reyes. Mr. Reyes is a prisoner in Red Onion State Prison and has been held in solitary confinement for 12 and a half years.
The ACLU of Virginia joined the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood Federation of America in filing a lawsuit to overturn several core components of Virginia’s longstanding, unconstitutional abortion restrictions.