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Race and Poverty

February 23, 2015
The U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1788, included the Fugitive Slave Clause, which declared that enslaved people who fled to states where slavery...
February 18, 2015
Dozens of local, regional, national, and international media outlets covered last week's release of EJI's newest report, Lynching in America:...
February 10, 2015
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) today released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year...

Children in Prison

February 25, 2015
The American Bar Association (ABA), the country's foremost legal membership organization representing nearly 400,000 prosecutors, judges, defense...
February 4, 2015
Fresh off her nineteenth career Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open last week, Serena Williams is returning to the site of her first career...
January 16, 2015
The North Miami Beach police department was caught last month using pictures of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range.

Mass Incarceration

February 4, 2015
Fresh off her nineteenth career Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open last week, Serena Williams is returning to the site of her first career...
February 2, 2015
Over the past five years, the majority of states in America have reduced their imprisonment rates and have seen crime rates fall at the same time.
January 28, 2015
Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas resigned yesterday. During his four-year tenure, EJI issued reports documenting serious...

Death Penalty

February 20, 2015
The nation's top prosecutor told reporters he believes all executions should stop in the United States until questions about new lethal injection...
February 16, 2015
On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf announced a moratorium on all executions in Pennsylvania, calling the death penalty "ineffective, unjust, and expensive...
February 10, 2015
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) today released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year...