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.
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...
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The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The NLG calls on all lawyers, legal workers, and law students of conscience in anticipation of major protests in Ferguson.
The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns Israel's illegal expulsion of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar from Ramallah to Jericho, two cities within the occupied West Bank. NLG demands that Israel's West Bank military governor rescind the outrageous order.
The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC), the National Student Vice Presidents, and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) are pleased to announce, once again, the availability of travel stipends for law students of color, recent graduates of color, and legal workers of color to attend the annual NLG Law for the People Convention in Philadelphia
Throughout the year, we'll be adding articles, photos, video, and other content to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Guild's founding. Click here to explore NLG history.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Florida Governor Rick Scott to stay Robert Henry’s execution, scheduled for March 20. Given lack of medical support for a new protocol for lethal injections in Florida, the practice of using Midazolam, a drug not approved by the FDA, appears to be inhumane and in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
The NLG submitted testimony for the record of the second Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers.