Washington courts are locking up people for being poor. A report by CLS and the ACLU of Washington describes how the burden of court-mandated fines and fees leads to poverty, and frequently, jail time. More
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Second Chances: A criminal record can be a barrier to finding a job and a place to live long after serving time. The reentry clinics and legislative advocacy of the Institutions Project improve opportunities for people reentering their communities after incarceration. More.
2006: CLS worked with stakeholders to enact legislation that provides tools to workers who have suffered wage-theft from employers who fail to pay wages due. Our advocacy helped to establish fair rules and enforcement to ensure that workers receive what they have earned. More