ACLU of Oklahoma Reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Striking Down Three Provisions of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law and Leaving Door Open for Future Challenges to “Show Me Your Papers” Requirement June 25, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU of OK, 405.524.8511, The United States Supreme Court ruled today that three of the four provisions of Arizona’s controversial and draconian immigration law were preempted by Federal Immigration Policy. A fourth provision, commonly referred to as the “Show Me Your Papers” provision survived, but with serious questions about how it would ultimately be implemented. “Show Me Your Papers laws encourageRead More →

$16 Billion Spent Annually Locking Up Prisoners 50 Years of Age and Older Who Pose Little Safety Risk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2012 CONTACT: Will Matthews, (212) 549-2582 or 2666,; Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU of Oklahoma, (405) 524-8511, NEW YORK/OKLAHOMA CITY – States would save on average more than $66,000 per year by releasing each elderly prisoner they needlessly keep behind bars, a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union finds. Despite evidence showing that elderly people are far less likely to commit crime than the rest of the population, more than $16 billion of taxpayer money isRead More →