May 17, 2023

A Second Chance: Judge Rules ‘Mario’s Law’ Applicable to Monteiro, Advocates Hail Victory for Youth Offenders”

In a landmark decision, Judge Stephen Nugent ruled that Mario Monteiro, sentenced to two life sentences for...

April 3, 2023

ACLU settles suit over unlawful assault and arrest of Narragansett special education student

For years, the ACLU of Rhode Island has raised concerns about how SROs often escalate minor disciplinary...

April 19, 2023

Rejecting discrimination: Rhode Island stands against anti-LGBTQ legislation

Rhode Island legislators are introducing bills targeting LGBTQ people, especially transgender and non-binary youth. Local organizations and...

February 26, 2023

ACLU to RI Supreme Court: Mario’s Law should apply to Mario

“Despite the clear language of the statute, the Department of Corrections, the Attorney General and, by acquiescence,...

December 15, 2022

Senator Mendes: Protesting on State House grounds allowed if you’re not homeless?

When Senator Mendes camped outside the State House in protest of Governor McKee’s policies on homelessness, Capitol...

December 15, 2022

Providence to triple the number of license plate readers in the city

“The Providence Police Department’s plan to imminently triple the number of Flock Safety surveillance cameras in the...

December 17, 2022

Governor responds to Superior Court homeless eviction complaint

Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee responded to Judge David Cruise’s decision to continue hearings that will take...

December 8, 2022

ACLU calls on Governor to rescind eviction order; threatens legal action

Among other issues, “The state has no formal rules or regulations setting standards or criteria for use...

November 7, 2022

Student rights groups call on RI schools to reject body cameras for school resource officers

“Students need a positive school climate that nurtures healthy student-teacher relationships, provides mental and behavioral health supports,...

August 29, 2022

RI Rank releases General Assembly 2022 Overall Rankings

Election time promises mean nothing if, when push comes to shove, a legislator holds an important bill...

July 28, 2022

ACLU takes Pawtucket to federal court over unconstitutional political lawn sign ordinance

“My supporters want their neighbors to know about the election and to encourage them to consider my...

July 27, 2022

Providence officials rush to install automatic license plate readers as privacy backlash builds

“All law abiding citizens deserve a safe and secure city to live in. And anyone who questions...

June 25, 2022

“We are outraged, and we are horrified,” says RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom in response to Roe reversal

“It’s every bit as bad as you think it is and more,” said Lynette Labinger, ACLU of...

June 1, 2022

Officer “John Doe” needs to reveal identity to sue the state say advocacy groups

Representing the Black Lives Matter RI PAC (BLM RI PAC), the community advocacy group Direct Action for...

March 29, 2022

City of Providence refusing to release documents to ACLU concerning censored rap artist

“Rather than providing documents which could give important context to the order issued by the Board of...