Andrea Woods

Andrea Woods is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project. She focuses on bail and pretrial reform issues.

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The words "help we matter 2" are seen written in a window at the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC), housing one of the nation's largest jails, in Chicago, Illinois, on April 9, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 18, 2020
Federal Judges Are Failing Incarcerated People During the Pandemic
I am tired of members of my profession dismissing my clients’ humanity. Sadly, it happens a lot: “Your clients are probably lying to you, which is unsurprising,” reads an email from a representative of the Texas State government. “People get better medical care in jail,” claim people who have never...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Armed Bounty Hunters Raided Our Clients’ Home to Prevent Private Companies from Losing $1,670
Around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, Eugene Mitchell, Shayleen Meuchell, and their four-year-old daughter were in bed at their home in Lolo, Montana, when they heard a violent crash. “It sounded like a truck had driven straight into our house,” Mitchell later said. In a surreal flash, armed...
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