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ArchCity Defenders Sends Letter to Mayor Krewson Demanding the City Stop the Displacement of Unhoused Communities

“As the City of St. Louis plans to sweep its fourth and fifth encampments during this pandemic over the weekend, we felt it necessary to make the City aware...

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For Immediate Release:ArchCity Defenders Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf Of Mother Whose Son Died in St. Louis City’s ‘Workhouse’ Jail

June 29, 2020 ArchCity Defenders Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf Of Mother Whose Son Died in St. Louis City’s ‘Workhouse’ Jail (St. Louis, Mo.) — Today in federal...

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Update: Following comments made by Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, ArchCity Defenders sends Sunshine Request for information on “Covid-19” releases and re-arrests

In response to questions about funding for #STLCity jails, Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards made a number of statements regarding the re-arrests of people “released due to COVID-19 concerns,”...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Dismisses Lawsuit, Continues to Advocate for Unhoused Individuals in St. Louis

May 14, 2020 ArchCity Defenders dismissed the lawsuit filed on behalf of Renata Frank to prevent the City of St. Louis from criminalizing unhoused individuals for seeking shelter in...

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FOR IMMEDIATE Release: ArchCity Defenders Statement Following the TRO Hearing on the Tent Encampment Communities in St. Louis City

MAY 2, 2020 ArchCity Defenders Statement Following the TRO Hearing on the Tent Encampment Communities in St. Louis City Yesterday morning, on Friday, May 1, ArchCity Defenders filed a...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Emergency Lawsuit to Stop St. Louis City from Displacing People from Tent Encampments Outside of City Hall

May 1, 2020 ArchCity Defenders Files Emergency Lawsuit to Stop St. Louis City from Displacing People from Tent Encampments Outside of City Hall This morning, in the United States...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders and the Close the Workhouse Campaign Release Phone Recordings and Testimonials Detailing First-Hand Accounts of St. Louis City Jails’ “Egregious” and “Unsanitary” Conditions During COVID-19

MEDIA CONTACT: Z Gorley, Communications Director, ArchCity Defenders [email protected] (314) 643-2463 April 16, 2020 ArchCity Defenders and the Close the Workhouse Campaign Release Phone Recordings and Testimonials Detailing First-Hand...

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For Immediate Release: National Civil Rights Organizations Take Legal Action to Protect People Locked Inside St. Louis Jails

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most dangerous places to be is in jail ST. LOUIS, MO – Today in federal court, Advancement Project National...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statewide Organizations and Medical Professionals Call on the Missouri Supreme Court to Prevent a COVID-19 Public Health Crisis in Jails by Releasing People

March 26, 2020 Due to growing concerns of the spread of the Coronavirus, particularly among people who are incarcerated, a coalition of over 30 organizations and medical professionals, sent...

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For Immediate Release: SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH FERGUSON OVER COURT FEES

March 25, 2020 Media Contacts: Z Gorley, Communications Director, ArchCity Defenders [email protected] Jessica Ciccone, Director of Communications, Saint Louis University School of Law [email protected] SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH FERGUSON OVER...

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