Advocates Decry Biden Administration’s Appeal Fighting Order to Vaccinate Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Detention

Yesterday, the Biden Administration took the surprising step of filing an appeal to a federal court order requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to vaccinate medically vulnerable people in its custody. The filing was in Fraihat v. ICE, which…

CREEC Files Suit Against Colorado Department of Corrections on Behalf of Blind Prisoners

CDOC’s failure to accommodate compromises safety and privacy of blind people and excludes them from most programming. Incarcerated people are one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States. Blind incarcerated people are even more at risk when prisons…

CREEC and Co-Counsel File Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Protect Protesters with Disabilities

CREEC and co-counsel represent a group of disabled individuals who have been protesting racialized police violence in Portland Oregon since the murder of George Floyd in late May, 2020.  These brave and righteous plaintiffs challenge law enforcement practices that discriminate…

CREEC and Justice Catalyst Law Launch Housing Discrimination Initiative

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) and Justice Catalyst Law are joining forces to combat housing discrimination in a new initiative that focuses on housing providers who discriminate against people participating in medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid…
Image: Carrie Ann Lucas, light skinned Latina woman of size with mid-length brown hair, wearing a beige blouse and dark skirt. She is speaking into a mic held for her by a white woman with red hair. To the left, a woman dressed entirely in black interprets into ASL.

CREEC mourns the passing of pathbreaking disability rights lawyer and advocate Carrie Ann Lucas.

As we vow to do our best to kick as many asses as thoroughly as Carrie did. The world has lost a fierce advocate, brilliant lawyer, and talented photographer.  Carrie Ann Lucas, a disability rights attorney who pioneered representation for…

CREEC and SPLC Send Letter Urging Etowah County Officials to Make Outdoor Recreation Available to ICE Detainees As Part of Jail Renovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 8, 2018 Civil Rights Groups Urge Etowah County Commission and Sheriff to Include Outdoor Recreation Access in Detention Center Renovations Holding detained immigrants inside for months, even years without access to fresh air and sunlight…