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Race and Poverty

March 1, 2015
Next week Serena Williams will return to the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament where, over a decade ago, she was subjected to racial slurs. Now...
February 23, 2015
The U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1788, included the Fugitive Slave Clause, which declared that enslaved people who fled to states where slavery...
February 18, 2015
Dozens of local, regional, national, and international media outlets covered last week's release of EJI's newest report, Lynching in America:...

Children in Prison

March 1, 2015
Next week Serena Williams will return to the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament where, over a decade ago, she was subjected to racial slurs. Now...
February 25, 2015
The American Bar Association (ABA), the country's foremost legal membership organization representing nearly 400,000 prosecutors, judges, defense...
January 16, 2015
The North Miami Beach police department was caught last month using pictures of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range.

Mass Incarceration

March 1, 2015
Next week Serena Williams will return to the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament where, over a decade ago, she was subjected to racial slurs. Now...
February 2, 2015
Over the past five years, the majority of states in America have reduced their imprisonment rates and have seen crime rates fall at the same time.
January 28, 2015
Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas resigned yesterday. During his four-year tenure, EJI issued reports documenting serious...

Death Penalty

March 1, 2015
Next week Serena Williams will return to the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament where, over a decade ago, she was subjected to racial slurs. Now...
February 20, 2015
The nation's top prosecutor told reporters he believes all executions should stop in the United States until questions about new lethal injection...
February 16, 2015
On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf announced a moratorium on all executions in Pennsylvania, calling the death penalty "ineffective, unjust, and expensive...