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Race and Poverty

July 25, 2016
When Christopher Columbus reached the Americas in 1492, ten million indigenous people lived in what is now the United States. By 1900, there were...
July 22, 2016
On Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of Virginia state legislators who argued that over 200,000 Virginians, including one in five...
July 14, 2016
The tragic shooting deaths of young people of color by police has generated outrage after some of these incidents were captured on video. There is...

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

July 27, 2016
An investigative report by the Marshall Project reveals a pattern of prisoner abuse and neglect in the prisoner transportation industry, in which...
July 22, 2016
On Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of Virginia state legislators who argued that over 200,000 Virginians, including one in five...
July 18, 2016
Every year, tens of thousands of people are sent to jail based on the results of an unreliable, $2 drug test, a ProPublica investigation found.

Death Penalty

July 20, 2016
James "Bo" Cochran died on July 12 at age 73, nearly two decades after he was exonerated and released from Alabama's death row. Bo Cochran was...
July 3, 2016
The nationwide decline in the use of the death penalty is particularly evident in Georgia, where no death sentences have been imposed for more than...
July 1, 2016
After his conviction and death sentence were reversed because of the prosecutor's racial bias, Steven Hall yesterday received a reduced sentence of...