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Race and Poverty

July 20, 2015
Powerful economic forces fuel America’s incarceration rate, which is the highest in the world. Private prisons are owned and operated by...
July 17, 2015
Black children were almost four times as likely as white children to be living in poverty in 2013, according to a new report by the Pew Research...

Children in Prison

July 17, 2015
Black children were almost four times as likely as white children to be living in poverty in 2013, according to a new report by the Pew Research...
July 10, 2015
This year Alabama Governor Bentley signed a law prohibiting the practice of housing children in the same cell with adults or housing children in...
July 6, 2015
Last week, EJI won a ruling that requires new sentences for children who were condemned to die in prison for nonhomicide offenses in Virginia.

Mass Incarceration

July 22, 2015
Glenn Ford, exonerated and released in March 2014 after nearly 30 years on Louisiana's death row, died of lung cancer on June 29 at the age of 65....
July 20, 2015
Powerful economic forces fuel America’s incarceration rate, which is the highest in the world. Private prisons are owned and operated by...
July 8, 2015
A new study has found that about 95 percent of the 2437 elected state and local prosecutors in the United States in 2014 were white. Even though...

Death Penalty

July 27, 2015
A new study shows that over 80 percent of people executed in Missouri were convicted of killing white victims, even though white victims are less...
July 22, 2015
Glenn Ford, exonerated and released in March 2014 after nearly 30 years on Louisiana's death row, died of lung cancer on June 29 at the age of 65....
July 13, 2015
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday granted a new trial to EJI client Carlos Kennedy because the trial judge violated Mr. Kennedy's...