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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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For Immediate Release: With the Rise of COVID-19, ArchCity Defenders and Regional Organizations Send Letter to Missouri Officials Outlining Concerns and Recommending Comprehensive Policy Changes

March 13, 2020 With the Rise of COVID-19, ArchCity Defenders and Regional Organizations Send Letter to Missouri Officials Outlining Concerns and Recommending Comprehensive Policy Changes St. Louis, Mo. —...

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For Immediate Release: Advocacy Groups Question STL Mayor About Recent Actions that Continue City’s Long History of Using Police to Displace Homeless

March 3, 2020 In a letter to St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, ArchCity Defenders (ACD), the Saint Louis University School of Law Litigation Clinic (SLU), and St. Francis...

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Update and Statement in the Kristine Hendrix Case

February 21, 2020 After five years of fighting alongside our client Kristine Hendrix, a jury of twelve St. Louisans determined that SLMPD officer Stephen Ogunjobi used unreasonable and unlawful...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Lawsuit Against St. Clair County, Expanding Debtors’ Prison Litigation from St. Louis to Rural Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2020 Osceola, Mo. — ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a nonprofit law firm based in St. Louis filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of...

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