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Recent Media Releases
ACLU Wins Wolf Point Voting Rights Suit: New voting districts give Native American voters equitable representation on school board – 4/14/2014
Liberty, Justice and Gender Diversity: The Case for Inclusion: Equality is Good for Bozeman presents gender expert and author Kelley Winters – 4/7/2014
Montana State Prison Violating Rights of Prisoners with Mental Illness: Lack of treatment and solitary confinement exacerbate mental illness – 2/28/2014
Providing Justice for All: ACLU of Montana annual meeting focuses on criminal justice reform – 2/27/2014
Making ‘Justice for All’ a Reality: Free screening of ‘Gideon’s Army’ and public defense panel discussion in Missoula – 2/26/2014
Making ‘Justice for All’ a Reality: Free screening of ‘Gideon’s Army’ and public defense panel discussion in Billings – 2/26/2014
Jeannette Rankin Civil Liberties Awards Honor Retired Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson and Bozeman Attorney Jim Goetz – 12/3/2013
Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: Protecting your privacy in an era of government spying – 11/1/2013
Settlement Secures Women Prisoners Access to Boot Camp: Discriminatory, Forced “Right Living” Community Eliminated – 10/29/2013
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ACLU of Montana in the News – Recent stories
Female, juvenile inmates get access to outdoors at Missoula County jail - Missoulian 4/9/2014
Lawsuit Alleges Cruel and Unusual Conditions for Mentally Ill in Montana Prison – Mother Jones 4/4/2014
Group sues state over treatment of incarcerated mentally ill – Montana Public Radio 4/1/2014
Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates – Billings Gazette 3/11/2014
Seeking Justice: Mental-health advocates challenge state ban on treatment (or non-treatment) of mentally ill prisoners – Helena Vigilante 3/6/2014
Cruel and Unusual? In Montana and elsewhere across the country, the death penalty is on life support – Flathead Beacon 3/5/2014
ACLU: Prison is violating rights of mentally ill - Helena Independent Record 2/28/2014
Federal recognition of same-sex marriage benefits ‘step in the right direction’ – KTVM Bozeman 2/11/2014
Missoula council sends 2 versions of aggressive panhandling laws back to committee – Missoulian 2/11/2014
Slammin’ Judges, Gunslingers–and Stunning Native Voting-Rights Wins – Indian Country Today 2/4/2014
All not right in jail – Lewistown News-Argus 1/22/2014
Montana ACLU: Untested drugs dangerous in executions – Ravalli Republic 1/20/2014

Recent Newsletters
2014
Spring – Criminal justice reform, the ACLU of Montana’s rural jails program and the myth of a “Christian” America.

2013
Autumn – The ACLU of Montana takes on discrimination against Native American voters in Wolf Point.
Summer  – Wins and losses in the 2013 Montana Legislature, building a fair community in Billings, jail conditions and more.
Spring – Our Legislative overview, same-sex domestic partnerships, solitary confinement and the Gideon public defense case at 50 years.
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