Settlement Reached in Solitary Confinement Lawsuit

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC), Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. of Delaware (CLASI) and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Delaware (ACLU) are pleased to announce an agreement has been approved by United States District Judge Gregory Sleet on September 1, 2016, concerning the treatment of inmates in Restrictive Housing Units, with a…

Making Hard Time Harder: Report Outlines Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities

More than 600,000 inmates with disabilities in prisons across the country spend more time in prison, under harsher conditions, than inmates without disabilities, according to research. Today, Amplifying Voices of Prisoners with Disabilities (AVID), a project of Disability Rights Washington, released Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with…

The Arc of Delaware Reaches Fair Housing Settlement

  The Arc of Delaware and its counsel Relman, Dane & Colfax, The Arc of the United States, and Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. are thrilled to announce the recent settlement of The Arc of Delaware’s disability discrimination complaint against Sugar Maple Farms Property Owners’ Association, Inc. (SMFPOA). That complaint, filed in March 2015 with…

Executive Director Dan Atkins receives MLP Award

The National Medical-Legal Partnership presented Executive Director Daniel G. Atkins with its Distinguished Medical-Legal Partnership Advocate Award at the National MLP Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 7, 2016. The award recognizes an MLP practitioner (from health care, law, medicine, nursing, public health, or social work) who has made a significant contribution to the research,…

Senior Staff Attorney Jim McGiffin to Receive Award

The Delaware St. Thomas More Society will present the Monsignor Taggart Award to CLASI Senior Staff Attorney James G. McGiffin, Jr. This prestigious award is presented each year to a member of the Society who exemplifies the following characteristics: –  Strong and pervasive sense of justice –  Personal courage and conviction –  Commitment to law, community and…