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Save the Date! Law for the People 2015

Join Guild members and allies from across the country (and the world!) for 5 days of timely panels, workshops, entertainment, and camaraderie in Oakland, CA. More details coming soon!

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NLG Mass Incarceration Committee Submits Public Comments to FCC on Prison Phone Rates

The NLG Mass Incarceration Committee (MIC) submitted public comments to the FCC suggesting recommendations to reform Inmate Call Services (ICS), including: (1) Ban commissions and other payments to correctional facilities; (2) Cap the rate for all interstate and intrastate ICS phone calls; and (3) Eliminate ancillary charges.

Freedom for the Cuban 5

NLG Applauds Release of Remaining Cuban Five; Urges US to Respect Political Asylum Status of Assata Shakur in Light of Plans for Renewed US-Cuba Relations

The NLG welcomes the December 17 release of the remaining members of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero after serving 16 years in US prisons. The NLG, including its International Committee and Cuba Subcommittee, has long campaigned for the release of the Cuban Five...

NLG Defense Team Wins Bond and Release Pending Sentencing for Rasmea Odeh

DETROIT -- Rasmea Odeh, the prominent 67-year-old Palestinian American community leader and former political prisoner, will be released on $50,000 cash bond pending sentencing in March 2015. Ms. Odeh was found guilty this past November 10 of “Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization” – a past conviction on Israeli charges to which she confessed more than 40 years ago, after 45 days of brutal torture and rape by the Israeli military while in Israeli custody.

NLG Stands with People of Ferguson, Condemns Systematic Police Violence in Communities of Color

The NLG joins the people of Ferguson in expressing disheartenment at the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

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Speaking Freely

The NLG's history now spans over three quarters of a century. To celebrate and to commemorate, the NLG National Office is proud to present Speaking Freely, a series of video interviews with Guild luminaries. Click here for the latest interviews.