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Race and Poverty

November 24, 2014
After the Fifteenth Amendment barring racial discrimination in voting was adopted in 1870, Southern states and others continued to disenfranchise...
November 17, 2014
Huntsville City Schools paid a former FBI agent $157,000 last year to investigate and monitor social media activity of its 24,000 public school...
November 4, 2014
A major increase in spending on television attack ads in state supreme court elections has made courts less likely to rule in favor of defendants in...

Children in Prison

November 17, 2014
Huntsville City Schools paid a former FBI agent $157,000 last year to investigate and monitor social media activity of its 24,000 public school...
November 4, 2014
A major increase in spending on television attack ads in state supreme court elections has made courts less likely to rule in favor of defendants in...
October 31, 2014
Bryan Stevenson's book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, premiered at number ten on the list of New York Times Best Sellers in...

Mass Incarceration

November 14, 2014
Editorial boards across the state are responding to EJI's latest findings on conditions in Alabama's prisons by joining EJI's urgent call for change.
November 11, 2014
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) today released findings from its latest investigation into conditions at several Alabama prisons. Over the last...
November 6, 2014
California voters on Tuesday passed Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014, which changes low-level nonviolent crimes like simple...

Death Penalty

November 21, 2014
Ricky Jackson walked out of jail in Cleveland, Ohio today after spending 39 years in prison, making him the longest-held prisoner to be exonerated...
November 19, 2014
The Marshall Project, an online news organization covering America's criminal justice system, launched this week with a two-part investigation...
November 10, 2014
The New Yorker magazine's November 17, 2014, issue features an expose about the unreliability, political calculations, and racial bias involved in...