Rita Sklar

Rita Sklar has been the executive director of ACLU of Arkansas since 1993. Originally from the Bronx, New York, she has made Arkansas her home since 1991. She has a B.A. in the Special Honors Curriculum at Hunter College, City University of New York with an emphasis in Religious Studies, and studied philosophy of religion at Columbia University graduate school.

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The right to a fair trial, due process, and equal protection under the law are not luxuries for the privileged few. Views
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
An Arkansas Town Agrees to Criminal Justice Reform to Ensure That the Poor Are Not Jailed
For years, the city of Sherwood, Arkansas, home to about 30,000 people, had a practice of jailing people who could not afford to pay court costs incurred from bounced checks. Thousands of Arkansans were locked up—sometimes after bouncing checks in small amounts—when they could not pay crushing fees...
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