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Race and Poverty

May 23, 2016
Today, the United States Supreme Court reversed Timothy Foster's conviction and death sentence, holding that Georgia prosecutors illegally barred...
May 16, 2016
An investigative team including more than 20 NPR member-station reporters found that contemporary inequalities in school funding stem from America's...
May 11, 2016
The State of Alabama plans to execute 65-year-old Vernon Madison by lethal injection on May 12th, even though his jury determined that life without...

Children in Prison

May 27, 2016
The Iowa Supreme Court today adopted a categorical rule that juvenile offenders may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The...
April 29, 2016
A new study examining the links between race, wealth, and incarceration found that, while poor youth of all races were more likely than wealthy kids...
April 7, 2016
At our annual benefit dinner on Tuesday, EJI honored Mrs. Mamie Lang Kirkland (left), a 107-year-old survivor of racial terrorism in Mississippi,...

Mass Incarceration

April 27, 2016
President Obama announced new actions by the Justice Department focused on citizens returning home from prison and new research finding that changes...
April 22, 2016
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 people who were convicted of...
April 18, 2016
Today the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear a case challenging a mandatory life-without-parole sentence imposed on Lee Carroll Brooker...

Death Penalty

May 25, 2016
Alabama's recent attempt to execute Vernon Madison, an elderly man suffering from dementia, renewed questions about the state's use of the death...
May 23, 2016
Today, the United States Supreme Court reversed Timothy Foster's conviction and death sentence, holding that Georgia prosecutors illegally barred...
May 18, 2016
After decades advocating for capital punishment and affirming death sentences, self-described "tough-on-crime and pro-law enforcement" judge I....