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Race and Poverty

June 28, 2016
Last Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of drug evidence that an officer found after he illegally stopped Edward Strieff, ran a warrant check...
June 24, 2016
The Supreme Court’s 1954 decision striking down racial segregation in schools faced severe public resistance, especially in the South, where some...
June 22, 2016
On June 20, 1940, Elbert Williams was lynched in Brownsville, Tennessee, after he began organizing locally for the NAACP. On Monday, EJI joined...

Children in Prison

June 15, 2016
African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at more than five times the rate of whites, according to a new report documenting rates of...
June 13, 2016
Charity Navigator, the nation's largest evaluator of charities, announced last week that EJI earned the highest rating of all organizations in its...
June 6, 2016
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will seek life-with-parole sentences for individuals who were sentenced to die in prison when they were...

Mass Incarceration

June 28, 2016
Last Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of drug evidence that an officer found after he illegally stopped Edward Strieff, ran a warrant check...
June 15, 2016
African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at more than five times the rate of whites, according to a new report documenting rates of...
June 13, 2016
Charity Navigator, the nation's largest evaluator of charities, announced last week that EJI earned the highest rating of all organizations in its...

Death Penalty

June 20, 2016
For the fourth time in two months, the United States Supreme Court today overturned an Alabama death penalty case in which EJI challenged the...
June 13, 2016
Charity Navigator, the nation's largest evaluator of charities, announced last week that EJI earned the highest rating of all organizations in its...
June 10, 2016
The United States Supreme Court last week reversed an Arizona man's death sentence after the trial judge refused to inform the jury that the...