A settlement in our case means Native American voters in Wolf Point will have the representation they are due under the federal Voting Rights Act. Old districts violated the Voting Rights Act by defying the principle of one person, and diluting the political power of the Native American community. Now every person’s vote will count equally.
ACLU report reveals Montana county jails provide inadequate medical treatment to pregnant prisoners, and continue to engage in universally rejected practices such as shackling during labor and delivery. We offer our recommendations on how to ensure pregnant prisoners’ constitutional rights are upheld and they get the care they need.
ACLU report highlights the conditions of the 36 detention centers in Montana. The results show an inefficient and ineffective system that is unable to provide the treatment and rehabilitation to stop people from repeatedly cycling through the criminal justice system.