Press Releases

  • 04.14.11

    Prisons for Profit Will Be Costly and Pose Safety Risks, Says ACLU

    Privitization Will Not Yield Long-Term Savings

    COLUMBUS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio released a new report today titled “Prisons for Profit: A look at private prisons” that explores the negative impacts prison privatization has brought to other states. The report is a compilation of scholarly studies, government reports, and stories from communities that have experienced the negative impact Read more…

    Criminal Justice
  • 03.29.11

    ACLU Questions Reason for Mansfield High School Program Cancellation

    Tea Party Speaker Should Be Protected by First Amendment

    MANSFIELD, OH – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed disappointment and concern over the cancellation of an event to be hosted by the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association at Mansfield Senior High School on Monday, March 28, 2011. After consultation with city police, Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Dan Freund withdrew Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 03.21.11

    Photo ID Bill Would Disenfranchise Ohio Voters

    ACLU Urges Legislators to Slow Down Passage to Consider Costs and Overall Fairness of Bill

    COLUMBUS- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on legislators today to slow down passage of Ohio House Bill 159, which would require photo identification in order for voters to cast a ballot in person. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Robert Mecklenborg (R-Green Township) and Rep. Louis Blessing, Jr. (R-Cincinnati). On Tuesday, March Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 03.14.11

    Governor Kasich Ignores Sunshine Week in Favor of More Secrecy

    Limits Placed on Press at Budget Announcement Leave Public in the Dark, Says ACLU

    COLUMBUS- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Governor John Kasich urging him to lift restrictions on members of the press from recording his announcement of his biennial budget on March 15, 2011. According to news reports, Governor Kasich will not allow members of the press to video record his Read more…

    Open Government
  • 03.07.11

    State Officials Right to Scrap Camera Spying, Says ACLU

    Program Posed Threat to Privacy and Wasted Resources

    COLUMBUS- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio was pleased that state officials announced today that they would not move forward with the Camera Integration Project (CIP). The program was designed to allow local officials access to an array of public and private surveillance cameras. The ACLU opposed the program as a dangerous encroachment of Read more…

    National Security
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