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For Immediate Release: Florissant Becomes Sixth Missouri City to Settle Debtors’ Prison Claims Brought by ArchCity Defenders. Over 85,000 People Eligible to Cash In.

St. Louis, Mo. – January 3, 2024 Yesterday, the federal court preliminarily approved a $2.89 million settlement to be distributed amongst over 85,000 people who were jailed by and...

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Media Advisory: People’s Plan Coalition Asks the St. Louis Community for Input on Policy Priorities at Town Hall Event

St. Louis, Mo – October 11, 2023 What: People’s Plan Town Hall Registration for the event may be done online here. Who: The People’s Plan is a comprehensive policy...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Fountain Apartment Homes, LLC, for Unlawfully Bulk-Filing Evictions

St. Louis, Mo. – June 14, 2023 ArchCity Defenders has filed a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Fountains Apartment Homes (FAH) LLC, the most recent owners...

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Media Advisory: As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel

St. Louis, Mo – May 31, 2023 As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel In the face of an escalating eviction crisis and dried-up rental...

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Media Advisory: Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail  

January 13, 2023 Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail   For years, St. Louis has made...

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2022 ACD Community Appreciation Event – photos recap

At our Community Appreciation Event on October 7, 2022, ArchCity Defenders gathered with supporters, clients, volunteers, advocates, and more! We presented the first-ever “ACD Guardian” Awards to a range...

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Court rules thousands of people are now part of a class action lawsuit against Ferguson

June 10, 2022 On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the court granted class certification in Keilee Fant, et al. v. City of Ferguson, a lawsuit we filed in February 2015...

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Now is the time for reparations in St. Louis

June 10, 2022 In December of 2021, a coalition of over 25 local community organizations came together to encourage the Jones administration to develop a process and plan for...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Family Members and Advocates with the Fatal State Violence Response Program Commemorate Isaiah Hammett, a 21-year-old Latinx Man Killed by St. Louis Police in a “No Knock Raid” Five Years Ago 

June 7, 2022 What: Commemorative Angelversary event marking five years since the Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) executed a “no-knock”...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Federal Judge Certifies Damages Classes Against St. Louis City in Lawsuit Alleging Inhumane Conditions at the ‘Workhouse’ Jail

May 26, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) — On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, a federal judge granted a motion for class action status in the lawsuit James Cody, et al...

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