Action Alert: Rally Against Family Separation in Allegheny County Criminal Courts

For Immediate Release April 23, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA) Rally to  support Joss Deuerling being permitted to seek treatment- not prison – and remain with her newborn baby Speakers: Representative Summer Lee; Bethany Hallam, plus speakers from ALC, ACLU-PA, Let’s Get Continue reading Action Alert: Rally Against Family Separation in Allegheny County Criminal Courts

Petition for Allowance of Appeal Filed on Behalf of Avis Lee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

#FreeAvisLee For Immediate Release (Pittsburgh) In following the recommendations of the Superior Court, Attorneys on behalf of Avis Lee filed Petition for Allowance of Appeal  to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in order continue fighting for her freedom. Just after her Continue reading Petition for Allowance of Appeal Filed on Behalf of Avis Lee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Media Release: Civil Rights Groups and PA Department of Corrections Near Settlement of Lawsuit Over Legal Mail

February 22, 2019 HARRISBURG – Lawyers for four civil rights organizations and one person who is currently incarcerated announced today that they are finalizing the details of a settlement of their lawsuits challenging the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ policy of Continue reading Media Release: Civil Rights Groups and PA Department of Corrections Near Settlement of Lawsuit Over Legal Mail

Media Alert: Trial Begins in Challenge to State Prisons’ Legal Mail Policy

February 19, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Andy Hoover, media@aclupa.org, 717-236-6827 x213 Miracle Jones, communications@alcenter.org, 412-346-6537 Rebecca Susman, rsusman@pailp.org, 412-434-6004   HARRISBURG – The trial in two lawsuits challenging the Pennsylvania state prison system’s policy of copying and storing mail between lawyers Continue reading Media Alert: Trial Begins in Challenge to State Prisons’ Legal Mail Policy

Media Alert: All Charges Dropped Against Blak Rapp Madusa

The Abolitionist Law Center is proud to announce that all charges against Blak Rapp Madusa were dismissed on Thursday as our Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus was granted by Judge Cashman. The courtroom was filled to capacity as Bret Continue reading Media Alert: All Charges Dropped Against Blak Rapp Madusa

Action Alert: Join Us On Monday for A Meal

The Abolitionist Law Center is partnering with GroupRaise as we move toward our end of the year goal of raising $50,000.00. Join us on Monday, December 17th, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Choolah Indian BBQ as we #shareameal and #raisesomefunds. The Abolitionist Law Continue reading Action Alert: Join Us On Monday for A Meal

ACTION ALERT: Help the Abolitionist Law Center Meet Its End of the Year Fundraising Goal!

The Abolitionist Law Center, our clients, and our supporters have made important strides in overturning laws aimed at censoring and silencing prisoners’ voices, in challenging decades-long solitary confinement, and in pushing for life-saving treatment for hepatitis C+ prisoners. Over the Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Help the Abolitionist Law Center Meet Its End of the Year Fundraising Goal!

Media Release: Legal Advocates Challenge Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ New Procedures for Legal Mail

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018   CONTACT: Andy Hoover, media@aclupa.org, 717-236-6827 x213   HARRISBURG— The ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, the Abolitionist Law Center, Amistad Law Project, and Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP filed two Continue reading Media Release: Legal Advocates Challenge Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ New Procedures for Legal Mail

Media Release: En Banc Hearing Granted For Avis Lee

  For Immediate Release  October 16, 2018 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) On Tuesday, October 23, at 9:30 a.m. the Abolitionist Law Center will argue at an En Banc hearing in front of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case is the Commonwealth Continue reading Media Release: En Banc Hearing Granted For Avis Lee