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Alabama is the only state that allows a judge to impose a death sentence when the jury returns a verdict for life.

December 8, 2016

Understanding how police violence is rooted in our country's history of racial inequality requires truthfully facing that history and its legacy.

December 6, 2016

EJI's report is "eerily relevant" to understanding contemporary issues as a legacy of our history of racial injustice.

December 5, 2016
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The Memorial to Peace and Justice
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
Hundreds of people have begun to actively engage in community remembrance projects around the era of lynching.
The museum will connect the history of racial inequality with contemporary issues of mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and police violence.
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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.