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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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For Immediate Release: Federal Court Approves $3.25 Million Settlement in Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Maplewood, Town Near Ferguson

St. Louis, Mo. – April 6, 2023 On April 5, people who alleged unlawful policing and economic injustice in the City of Maplewood were granted long-anticipated justice and relief....

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Awarded NIKE, Inc. Black Community Commitment Grant to Advance racial justice in St. Louis

Funds will be used to support ArchCity Defenders’ RESTART Expungement Program February 15, 2023 St. Louis, Mo. – ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is proud to announce it has been named...

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For Immediate Release: New Multimedia Exhibition And Publication honors st. louis women whose loved ones have been killed by police or died in state custody

January 24, 2023 St. Louis – On Friday, January 20, at The Luminary, over 200 local activists, organizers, and community members gathered with ArchCity Defenders and My Friends and I to celebrate the opening...

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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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For immediate release: Court of Appeals Finds St. Louis County Police Department’s “Wanteds” Policy Constitutionally “Fraught”; Majority of Arrests Under Policy Likely Violate Fourth Amendment, Attorneys Say

Lawyers Vow to Continue to Pursue Invalidation of Widespread Unconstitutional Use of Wanteds  November 2, 2022  St. Louis, MO – Yesterday, the federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders, ACLU of Missouri Sue the Department of Corrections for Illegally Withholding Records on Man’s Death

October 26, 2022 Jefferson City – Today, ArchCity Defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) for knowingly...

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For Immediate Release: Joint Statement on the Ongoing Deaths and Jail Conditions Issues at the St. Louis City Justice Center 

September 14, 2022 Jail should not be a death sentence. However, since April 2022, six people have died while detained inside St. Louis City’s Justice Center (CJC): Robert Lee...

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For immediate release: coming to St. Louis July 27-29: “The box,” a Play that conveys the horrors of solitary confinement and the humanity of people subjected to it

July 25, 2022 MEDIA CONTACTS:   For National Tour and Social Media: Seneca Beth, End of Isolation TourEITsocialmediaintern@gmail.com, (480) 262-1309 For Local Performances: Z Gorley, ArchCity Defenderszgorley@archcitydefenders.org, (314) 898-8185 Coming to...

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