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ACLU to City of Pensacola: We told you so

September 15, 2017

Last night, the Pensacola City Council  voted to repeal an ordinance–sponsored by Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Brian Spencer and passed in April–that prohibited individuals from asking for donations in downtown Pensacola. The vote was…

Escambia County

Inweekly article on rising jail costs praised

August 22, 2017

We received a note yesterday from Rory Fleming of the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School  praising our article “Straight Outta Options.” Dear Rick,  Thanks for your excellent work at Inweekly, including your new piece about…

Escambia County

Podcast: ACLU discusses jail recommendations

August 10, 2017

Benjamin Stevenson, attorney for ACLU of Florida, discussed his recommendations on how to reduce overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail on “Pensacola Speaks.” “We were looking at bail reform throughout the state. Obviously this is a…

Politics

Marriage Equality Celebration in Pensacola tonight

September 23, 2014

Tonight at Seville Quarter, the ACLU of Florida and the Pensacola Alliance for Equality are hosting a celebration of the federal court decision striking down Florida’s ban on allowing and recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples,…