Due Process and Justice
All too often, the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system -- especially people of color, low-income people, and immigrants -- are compromised or ignored. The NYCLU works to reform the criminal justice system and make the promise of fair treatment a reality for all people. Please explore below to learn about criminal justice issues in New York State and to get involved in advocacy for fairness and accountability in law enforcement and criminal justice.
- Public DefensePublic defense attorneys should carry no more than 150 felony cases. In New York, public defense attorneys are known to carry 420 felony cases a year – nearly three times as many as the recommended maximum.
Peoples v. Fischer (Challenging policies governing use of solitary confinement in New York's prisons)January 3, 2013
People v. Harris (Challenging court order requiting Twitter to disclose information on an individual's use of the site)October 25, 2012
- April 19, 2012