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Race and Poverty

April 29, 2016
A new study examining the links between race, wealth, and incarceration found that, while poor youth of all races were more likely than wealthy kids...
April 27, 2016
President Obama announced new actions by the Justice Department focused on citizens returning home from prison and new research finding that changes...
April 22, 2016
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 people who were convicted of...

Children in Prison

April 29, 2016
A new study examining the links between race, wealth, and incarceration found that, while poor youth of all races were more likely than wealthy kids...
April 7, 2016
At our annual benefit dinner on Tuesday, EJI honored Mrs. Mamie Lang Kirkland (left), a 107-year-old survivor of racial terrorism in Mississippi,...
April 1, 2016
Utah is the latest state to abolish life without parole sentences for children. Governor Gary Herbert signed H.B. 405 last Friday.

Mass Incarceration

April 27, 2016
President Obama announced new actions by the Justice Department focused on citizens returning home from prison and new research finding that changes...
April 22, 2016
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 people who were convicted of...
April 18, 2016
Today the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear a case challenging a mandatory life-without-parole sentence imposed on Lee Carroll Brooker...

Death Penalty

May 2, 2016
The United States Supreme Court today granted review, vacated the judgment, and remanded to the state court in the case of Bart Johnson, who...
April 25, 2016
Tennessee's General Assembly passed a bill that requires officials to preserve biological evidence in death penalty cases. The legislation requires...
April 7, 2016
At our annual benefit dinner on Tuesday, EJI honored Mrs. Mamie Lang Kirkland (left), a 107-year-old survivor of racial terrorism in Mississippi,...