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Nine leading civil rights groups urge Supreme Court to reform how compensation is awarded for victims of prison abuseNine leading civil rights groups urge Supreme Court to reform how compensation is awarded for victims of prison abuse

Press Releases & Statements—Prison staff have held prisoners down in boiling water until their skin peeled off, shocked prisoners with cattle prods, and kneed pregnant female prisoners in the stomach. Today nine leading civil… Continue

Community activists demand to be part of the Chicago police reform effort

In the News—Relatives of those killed in police shootings as well as community activists called on both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday to include them in Chicago… Continue

MacArthur Justice Center Urges Court to Uphold Arpaio's ConvictionMacArthur Justice Center Urges Court to Uphold Arpaio's Conviction

Press Releases & Statements—Amicus brief filed with the US District Court of Arizona argues that Trump’s pardon is both invalid and unconstitutional because it eviscerates judicial power to enforce constitutional rights

Years After Michael Brown’s Killing, The Legal Struggle To Affirm Citizens’ Rights RemainsYears After Michael Brown’s Killing, The Legal Struggle To Affirm Citizens’ Rights Remains

In the News—MacArthur Justice Center St. Louis Director Mae Quinn contributed an op-ed as part of Huffington Post's Listen To America series.

MacArthur Justice Center Takes Missouri Prison and Parole System to Task Again – Sues Over State’s Failure to Provide Process or Lawyers before Revoking Parole

Press Releases & Statements—The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis (MJC-STL) filed a federal class action lawsuit yesterday in the Western District of Missouri, alleging the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and its… Continue

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