The ACLU of Massachusetts works to preserve and protect the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, especially the principles contained in the Bill of Rights.
If you believe your civil liberties have been violated, contact the ACLU by phone, fax, or letter. The ACLU considers complaints involving issues such as freedom of speech and religion; discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or disability; police misconduct; censorship in schools or libraries; fairness in application of school discipline; privacy; access to government documents; and other issues of fair treatment by the government.
The ACLU is a law reform, not a legal aid organization. Therefore, they can accept very few cases. They will do their best to provide information or a referral to a more appropriate organization if they cannot help you themselves.
For prisoner-specific information, visit: www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights
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Note: Due to the Coronavirus, the ACLU of Massachusetts is working remotely. Given the office closure and the large number of requests for assistance they receive, they may not be able to respond promptly.
Service is available by telephone. Requests can also be made by mail or fax, 617-451-0009.