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Race and Poverty

December 17, 2014
EJI is proud to announce the release of our 2015 calendar, A History of Racial Injustice. This full-color wall calendar expands on EJI's previous...
December 10, 2014
The United States Supreme Court on December 5 agreed to decide whether Texas must permit the sale of specialty license plates featuring a...
November 28, 2014
EJI is the highest rated Civil Rights and Advocacy charity in the country, according to Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential...

Children in Prison

December 12, 2014
The United States Supreme Court today granted a Louisiana man's request for review of that state's decision to deny retroactive application of the...
December 1, 2014
The United States Supreme Court today left intact the Illinois Supreme Court's decision retroactively applying the constitutional ban on automatic...
November 28, 2014
EJI is the highest rated Civil Rights and Advocacy charity in the country, according to Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential...

Mass Incarceration

November 28, 2014
EJI is the highest rated Civil Rights and Advocacy charity in the country, according to Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential...
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...

Death Penalty

December 19, 2014
An African-American boy, George Stinney, who was executed when he was 14 years old for the killing of two young white girls, was exonerated this...
December 5, 2014
A new nationwide poll released on Monday found that Americans oppose the death penalty for people with mental illness by a 2-1 margin. These results...
December 3, 2014
Veteran Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Tom Price wrote last week that "[e]volving societal values indicate that the death penalty should be...