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Race and Poverty

April 16, 2015
On April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana, hundreds of white men clashed with freedmen at the Grant Parish courthouse. Three white men and nearly 150...
April 8, 2015
A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder yesterday after a video showed him shooting in the back and...
April 7, 2015
EJI's report Lynching in America continues to generate conversation across the country and globally about the legacy of decades of terrorism and...

Children in Prison

March 23, 2015
The United States Supreme Court today granted Henry Montgomery's request for review of Louisiana's decision to deny retroactive application of the...
March 21, 2015
EJI celebrates Serena Williams' triumphant return to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells this week, where she advanced to the semi-finals but then...
March 19, 2015
The Florida Supreme Court today unanimously held that the United States Supreme Court's decision barring mandatory death-in-prison sentences for...

Mass Incarceration

April 8, 2015
A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder yesterday after a video showed him shooting in the back and...
April 3, 2015
Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of the Jefferson County Jail at 9:30 a.m. today a free man for the first time in 30 years. "The sun does shine," he...
March 21, 2015
EJI celebrates Serena Williams' triumphant return to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells this week, where she advanced to the semi-finals but then...

Death Penalty

April 18, 2015
News media from the United Kingdom to China are reporting on the exoneration of Anthony Ray Hinton, who was released on April 3 after thirty years...
April 16, 2015
After attorneys proved that William Ziegler had been illegally convicted, denied adequate counsel, and sentenced to death after prosecutors unfairly...
April 3, 2015
Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of the Jefferson County Jail at 9:30 a.m. today a free man for the first time in 30 years. "The sun does shine," he...