ACLU http://wfpl.org en Indiana to Move Some Mentally Ill Inmates to Treatment Center http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-move-some-mentally-ill-inmates-treatment-center <p>Indiana Department of Correction officials say they hope to move all of the prison system's seriously mentally ill inmates to one central location designed for their care by January.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Department officials said at a court hearing Wednesday they intend to move seriously ill inmates to a new treatment center at a prison in Pendleton.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:27:46 +0000 Associated Press 5923 at http://wfpl.org Indiana to Move Some Mentally Ill Inmates to Treatment Center ACLU's Ezekiel Edwards: Scrapping Marijuana Laws the Way to Fix Racial Arrest Disparity http://wfpl.org/post/aclus-ezekiel-edwards-scrapping-marijuana-laws-way-fix-racial-arrest-disparity <p>The results from the ACLU's report saying that African-Americans are much more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession surprised the authors.&nbsp;</p><p>They figured <a href="/post/report-ky-african-americans-six-times-likelier-be-arrested-marijuana-possession">that a disparity would exist in the findings. </a>And they were right. What they didn't expect to find is that the disparity existed across the country in many types of community—urban&nbsp;and rural areas, places with large and small African-American populations.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5661 at http://wfpl.org ACLU's Ezekiel Edwards: Scrapping Marijuana Laws the Way to Fix Racial Arrest Disparity Immigration Ruling Could Stall Kentucky Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/immigration-ruling-could-stall-kentucky-legislation <p>Activists expect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down most of Arizona&#39;s controversial immigration law will stifle efforts to pass a similar law in Kentucky.</p><p>Kate Miller of the state ACLU chapter says Kentuckians have largely rejected policies modeled after Arizona&#39;s law. But at least one immigration bill comes up in every legislative session.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:39:39 +0000 Kenny Colston 781 at http://wfpl.org