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An ACLU of Kansas original blog series dedicated to Smart Justice, Clemency, and Justice Reform.​​​​​

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Petition of the Week: March 1st-March 5th

Sherman Wright, 56, has been incarcerated at the Lansing Correctional Facility since age 23 for robbery and burglary charges. He moves more slowly and painfully now.

March 1, 2021

Petition of the Week: February 14th-19th

Officials at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility initially explained away Christopher McIntyre’s extreme pain in his side and back in late 2020 as a muscle sprain. The dismissals continued even as he dropped a shocking 50 pounds.

February 19, 2021

Gov’s Commission a good start; let’s be sure to finish

In early December 2020, Governor Kelly’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice released its initial report on “Policing and Law Enforcement in Kansas.” The report contained some solid recommendations aimed at improving law enforcement interactions with the communities they are sworn to protect.

January 15, 2021

Confessions of an ex-con living in Kansas

If you passed me on the street, you wouldn’t assume I was an ex-convict. In fact, once people get to know me, and find out I spent almost six years in prison, they are shocked.

January 15, 2021

Miscarriages of Justice

The law is clear: Every person charged with a crime in America has the right to effective counsel, but for two, Wyandotte County men, this unequivocal right rang hollow.

December 10, 2020