ACLU of Nevada Praises Washoe County’s Decision to Keep Early Voting Open on Sundays

RENO, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada commends today’s decision of the Washoe County Commissioners and the Washoe County Manager to keep polling places open for the entire 14 days of early voting for the upcoming primary election.

ACLU of Nevada Lawsuit Leads Nevada Prison Board to Adopt Nation-Leading Policies Protecting Pregnant Inmates

CARSON CITY, NV – This morning, March 18, 2014, the Nevada Board of State Prison Commissioners adopted new regulations (pdf) restricting the use of restraints on pregnant inmates and allowing inmates who have recently delivered babies to use a breast pump.

ACLU of Nevada Legal Director Testifies on Patient Dumping before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC – Staci Pratt, Legal Director with the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, testified this morning in front of the United States Commission on Civil Rights on patient dumping by hospitals. The Commission looked specifically at the treatment and care of patients with a psychiatric disability.

March 6: Panel Discussion on School Funding Fairness in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV – A panel discussion on Thursday, March 6 will discuss a new national report released by the Education Law Center that examines the fairness of education funding across the country. The report, released on February 5, 2014, looks at whether a state’s education funding system ensures equal education opportunity and accounts for needs generated by student poverty. Nevada’s education funding scheme was found to be the most regressive in the country.

National Solitary Confinement Experts to Address the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice

LAS VEGAS, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is hosting two prominent, national experts on solitary confinement, Martin Horn and Dr. Terry Kupers. On Wednesday, March 5, Horn and Kupers will speak at the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (ACAJ) meeting to emphasize the importance of collecting information on Nevada’s use of solitary confinement in an interim study about detention and incarceration in Nevada.