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Judges must consider how children are different before sentencing a child to decades in prison.

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner

January 19, 2017

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four children were murdered, 1963. (Anthony Falletta/The Birmingham News)

January 17, 2017

Crime dropped faster in 2015 in states with larger prison declines.

January 13, 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.