Topic: ACLU

Activists protest against Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in September 2019.

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Wyatt Detention Facility reports first COVID-19 case among detainees, facility in lockdown

April 22, 2020 0 comments

An unidentified prisoner at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19, according to a daily report sent from Daniel Martin, the facility’s warden, to United States Chief District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. ’80. The prisoner is one of the 490 people currently being held at the facility.

Rhode Island ACLU highlights exemption in access to public records

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Rhode Island ACLU highlights exemption in access to public records

February 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has challenged the state’s Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld an exemption allowing the state  to withhold certain government documents from the public.

Earlier this month, students and government officials gathered to condemn racism in two press conferences arranged by the NAACP.

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University releases statement regarding racist flyers

February 22, 2018 3 comments

In response to the racist flyers found around the University, concerned undergraduate black students issued a joint statement in bluestockings magazine Feb. 14 expressing concerns about the University’s silence on the matter.

The United Health Infrastructure Project obstructed many residents from receiving their benefits. The discussion also highlighted the state’s poor timeliness rate for the processing of food stamp applications.

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Committee on Oversight reviews lawsuits about insurance, food stamps

February 9, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Over a year after the faulty implementation of the United Health Infrastructure Project, the R.I. House Committee on Oversight is still finding a way forward.

ACLU challenges student housing ordinance

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ACLU challenges student housing ordinance

March 2, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The RI ACLU filed a lawsuit against Providence over a zoning law prohibiting more than three college students from living in a single-family home together.