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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Tags The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU )

Tag: The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU )

Dignity in schools: an unexcused absence

New Orleans – “A school should not feel like a prison. A school should feel positive, safe and welcoming. A school should feel like a second home. As I walk through the doors of my school, I want to be treated with dignity.” These are the words of Vernard Carter, a rising 10th grade Rethinker at a well-attended press conference held July 23, 2009.

Chained in childbirth: Gov. Paterson urged to sign bill that protects...

Childbirth is a painful and difficult experience for most women, but Toya Murray says for her, it was torture. Like many other incarcerated women across New York state, she was shackled immediately before and after giving birth. “When it was due for me to have my baby, they shackled my hands and feet when I went into labor to go to the hospital,” Murray said.