Rhode Island ACLU

The Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union (RI ACLU) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to upholding and protecting the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights through litigation, legislation, and education. The Rhode Island ACLU works in the courtroom to make the promise of fair treatment a reality for all people. All too often, the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system are compromised or ignored. The Bill of Rights covers all Americans, including suspects, defendants, offenders, and prisoners. If you would like for the ACLU to consider your complaint, please print and fill-out a Complaint Form and mail it to the address contained on the form or write directly to the ACLU. If you have a complaint specifically about police misconduct, use the Police Misconduct Complaint Form. As a general rule, the complaint process takes between 3-4 weeks. The ACLU has limited resources and can only handle a small number of cases that are brought to its attention.