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Race and Poverty

May 4, 2015
In schools across the country, police continue to arrest students for minor disciplinary infractions, especially children of color and those with...
April 24, 2015
The family of Walter Scott, the black motorist who was fatally shot in the back by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina...
April 16, 2015
On April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana, hundreds of white men clashed with freedmen at the Grant Parish courthouse. Three white men and nearly 150...

Children in Prison

May 4, 2015
In schools across the country, police continue to arrest students for minor disciplinary infractions, especially children of color and those with...
April 27, 2015
Sexual abuse in correctional facilities remains a major problem in Alabama and nationwide. About 80,000 women and men are sexually abused in...
March 23, 2015
The United States Supreme Court today granted Henry Montgomery's request for review of Louisiana's decision to deny retroactive application of the...

Mass Incarceration

April 29, 2015
The FBI formally acknowledged this month that, for decades, nearly every examiner in its microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony...
April 27, 2015
Sexual abuse in correctional facilities remains a major problem in Alabama and nationwide. About 80,000 women and men are sexually abused in...
April 8, 2015
A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder yesterday after a video showed him shooting in the back and...

Death Penalty

May 6, 2015
After more than 20 years on Mississippi's death row, Willie Jerome Manning has been exonerated in the 1992 murders of an elderly woman and her...
May 1, 2015
New York University School of Law this week wrote about its connection to EJI, where some three dozen NYU Law alumni have worked since EJI’s...
April 29, 2015
The FBI formally acknowledged this month that, for decades, nearly every examiner in its microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony...