Rhode Island rallies in response to leaked Supreme Court abortion decision
May 4, 2022

Rhode Island rallies in response to leaked Supreme Court abortion decision

“Our right to abortion is something that we fought for decades ago and ever since then they’ve...

August 16, 2021

Judge dismisses all charges in 2017 Cranston panhandling case

“I hope that this outcome – and the monetary cost associated with it – dissuades other municipalities...

July 12, 2021

Court fines and fees are hurting our communities. What can be done?

“Across the country, many people and organizations are talking about how municipal court fines and fees are...

Advocates demand a safe parking lot for those staying in vehicles
March 18, 2021

Advocates demand a safe parking lot for those staying in vehicles

Despite repeated asks that the state designate a safe parking lot for those staying in vehicles to...

January 19, 2020

The next UHIP? A flawed system is endangering Rhode Island’s homeless

“It’s November, and we’re dealing with folks who are going to end up dying,” said Barbara Freitas,...

January 3, 2018

Update on ACLU lawsuit against state over “Harrington Hall” law: Shelter will not turn people away

Below is a summary – prepared by ACLU of Rhode Island volunteer attorney Lynette Labinger – of...

January 19, 2020

In the midst of frigid temperatures, ACLU sues over law that will kick some homeless out into the cold

“We have been involved in preparing this lawsuit because as an outreach program, our work centers on...