Archive for July 1st, 2011

Hawaii Lawmakers Ban Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

HONOLULU – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (“ACLU of Hawaii”) applauds the passage and signing of S.B. 219, forbidding the Hawaii Department of Public Safety from using physical restraints on pregnant inmates except under extraordinary circumstances.  Among other improvements, the new law prohibits prison guards from shackling pregnant women during labor, delivery,...
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Celebrating Independence Yet Enslaved To Debt

Celebrating Independence Yet Enslaved To Debt

Every year when July 4th rolls around, Americans from coast to coast celebrate July 4th with cookouts, outdoor concerts and fireworks.  We love celebrating Independence Day and yet we are deeply enslaved to debt.  We like to think of ourselves as "free" and yet we have rolled up the biggest pile of debt the...
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