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More states are recognizing that death-in-prison sentences for children are not appropriate.

March 24, 2017

States may not "subvert the requirements of the Constitution by merely sentencing their offenders to terms of 100 years instead of 'life.'"

March 22, 2017
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The video portrays the violent aftermath of the Civil War, when racial terror and lynching were used to create racial hierarchy, disenfranchisement, and oppression against African Americans despite emancipation.
Hundreds of people have begun to actively engage in community remembrance projects around the era of lynching.
The Memorial to Peace and Justice
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
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African Americans who served in the military from the Civil War through World War II were targeted for lynching and racial terror.
EJI documented more than 4000 terror lynchings between the Civil War and World War II.
Outlines the latest reforms that aid children caught in the American criminal justice system and the work that remains to be done.