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For Immediate Release: Over Ten Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Edmundson   

June 2, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) – Today is the first day on which individuals who were jailed, arrested by, or paid fines to the City of Edmundson between...

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Have you been jailed by, paid fines to, or had a warrant issued by Edmundson?

June 2, 2022 Edmundson Settlement Info— Thomas et al. V. City of Edmundson ArchCity Defenders recently reached a $370,000 preliminary settlement in a lawsuit with the City of Edmundson...

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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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For Immediate Release: Family Members Whose Loved Ones Were Killed by Police Collectively Share Their Concerns and Urge Broad Support of Their Demands at Press ConferencE

May 24, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) On May 24, 2022, outside St. Louis City Hall, the Fatal State Violence (FSV) Response Program, a coalition of families who have lost...

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For Immediate release: ArchCity Defenders Requests Proposals for a Media Project That Centers the Stories of Families Impacted by Fatal State Violence 

May 3, 2022 ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a holistic legal advocacy organization in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking proposals from creatives to manage and execute a multimedia project with video...

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For Immediate Release: Fatal State Violence Response Program Re-Opens Applications for Responders, anD PROMOTES HOTLINE

Monday, April 18, 2022 Since November 2021, ArchCity Defenders’ “Fatal State Violence Response Program,” in partnership with Faith for Justice, has provided ongoing support to individuals whose loved ones...

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Have you been jailed by, paid fines to, or had a warrant issued by Normandy?

August 12, 2022 Normandy Settlement Info— Davis et al. V. City of Normandy ArchCity Defenders recently reached a preliminary settlement in a $1.3 million lawsuit with the City of...

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For immediate release: Over Twenty Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy  

March 29, 2022 Over Twenty Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy   (St. Louis, Mo.) On March 29, 2022, a federal judge preliminarily...

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For Immediate Release: Waiting for Justice in Ferguson: Seven Years and Counting

February 8, 2022 The murder of Mike Brown and the Ferguson uprising exposed Ferguson’s practices of predatory policing, operating an extortionary municipal court, and illegally jailing impoverished people. Seven...

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THE STATUS OF BAIL, COURTS, AND CAGES IN ST. LOUIS

A Statement by ArchCity Defenders November 15, 2021  In 2019, ArchCity Defenders and partners from across the country challenged a system of cash bail that routinely caused people to...

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