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Children in Adult Prison

April 7, 2014
The New York Times reported this week on the "superpredator" myth, which 20 years ago led nearly every state in the country to expand laws that...
April 2, 2014
Last week, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law a bill that abolishes life imprisonment without parole sentences for all children...
March 20, 2014
The Illinois Supreme Court today unanimously held that Miller v. Alabama applies retroactively to sentences imposed before the United States Supreme...

Death Penalty

April 22, 2014
Star boxer Rubin Carter, who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder in New Jersey, died on Sunday at age 76. A long...
April 18, 2014
The Alabama Supreme Court today ruled that Larry Dunaway was denied a fair trial by an impartial jury because two jurors did not give true and...
March 28, 2014
A court on Wednesday struck down Oklahoma's lethal injection secrecy law, ruling that it clearly violates "due process because access to the courts...

Prisons and Sentencing Reform

March 25, 2014
Corrections departments from California to New York are reforming the use of solitary confinement amid growing criticism that isolation is cruel,...
March 11, 2014
EJI's 25th Anniversary Celebration will be on Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York City.
March 5, 2014
The unconstitutional conditions at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, continue to generate national news this week. The New York Times...

Race and Poverty

April 17, 2014
The United States Department of Justice announced last week that the Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive...
April 11, 2014
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will present the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to EJI...
April 4, 2014
On February 19, 1942, months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which permitted the...