ACLU Launches Effort to Free 50,000 State Prisoners

Bolstered by a poll showing widespread bipartisan support for releasing eligible prisoners, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is spearheading a campaign to lobby governors for the release of 50,000 state inmates over the next five years. “The U.S. is in a mass incarceration crisis, and governors hold the key to fixing it,“ said an ACLU official.