Together with the National ACLU, the ACLU of South Carolina has been investigating alleged violations of the constitutional rights of criminal defendants and individuals who are incarcerated at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
We litigate when doing so is the most effective way to advance a civil liberties concern. We file lawsuits that will have an impact on people’s rights by setting a legal precedent or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. We provide direct legal representation to individuals and file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. Our legal work is pro bono: we never charge for our services.