February 5, 2022

Providence joins antiwar protests around the world urging no US military action in Ukraine

“…the only sane course of action the United States can take is a commitment to diplomacy with...

December 13, 2021

Reed and Whitehouse protested against for extreme military budget

“Senator Reed has single-handedly gutted Senator Gillibrand’s very important bill which would have protected our servicewomen and...

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...

April 20, 2021

After four years, Cranston panhandling ordinance struck down

“I supported the majority on the City Council in 2017 consistent with my strong views that our...

September 20, 2020

International Day of Peace observed at State House rally

“At first glance it might seem that economic sanctions are preferable to armed conflict, and while that...

May 6, 2020

Wyatt cannot guarantee safety of medically vulnerable detainees, determines Court

“Wyatt’s current precautions cannot absolutely ‘identify infected individuals and ensure that they do not come into contact...

April 24, 2020

Another ICE detainee released from Wyatt; Prison now has at least six COVID-19 cases

“The risk of contracting COVID-19 in a detention center, such as the Wyatt, is dangerously high. As...

April 24, 2020

Judge orders immediate release of two health compromised ICE detainees from Wyatt during pandemic

“Until further order of the Court, Petitioners are to be immediately released subject to the following conditions…“...

April 22, 2020

Activists digitally protest Wyatt Board meeting; more details on COVID-19 at prison revealed

“So far,” said Warden Daniel Martin, “we haven’t had any other cases that have been identified.“ Wednesday’s...

January 19, 2020

Federal Judge holds first hearing in student lawsuit against State of Rhode Island

“What concerned me was that the lawyers who work for the Rhode Island Department of Education were...

October 31, 2019

Despite all efforts, SNAP application processing got worse, not better, in February says report

In his latest update on the state’s compliance with a court order designed to ensure the timely...

January 19, 2020

Update on ACLU “Harrington Hall” lawsuit: State law remains on hold

Following a closed-chambers conference with US District Judge William Smith today, the State has acknowledged that a...

October 31, 2019

1-877-231-7171 ACLU re-staffs hotline for UHIP-related food stamp complaints

In recognition that a large backlog of food stamp applications causing undue hardship to hundreds of poor...

October 31, 2019

ACLU Statement on Court’s Special Master appointment to oversee UHIP

Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU of Rhode Island, today issued the following statement in response...

October 31, 2019

Judge William Smith expected to appoint special master to oversee UHIP disaster on Thursday

In response to the state’s unmitigated failure to comply with a court order issued in February designed...