Due Process & Criminal Justice
Due process is the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution. The ACLU of Virginia protects the right to a fair trial with adequate legal representation and to fair sentencing practices.
News & Commentary
PRESS RELEASE: The ACLU of Virginia has issued the following statement with regard to the execution of Mr. Alfredo Prieto. read more »
BLOG: Virginia is nearing its first execution in three years. On Oct. 1, the Commonwealth is scheduled to execute Alfredo Prieto. If the execution of Mr. Prieto goes ahead as scheduled, the Commonwealth will show that the machinery of death trumps government transparency, accountability, and the U.S. Constitution. read more »
PRESS RELEASE: The ACLU of Virginia has issued the following statement with regard to the pending execution of Mr. Alfredo Prieto. read more »
OP ED: Earlier this month, excited delirium was evoked to explain away the death of Natasha McKenna, a schizophrenic 37-year-old who died in a Fairfax County, Va., jail earlier this year. read more »