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Proposals in Florida and Nebraska would make it easier for those with convictions to have voting rights restored.

April 26, 2017

For centuries, American politicians have tried to gain power by promoting discriminatory immigration policies.

A young boy is held in an American immigrant detention facility. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, more than 161,000 unaccompanied child immigrants have been detained at the country's southwestern border since October 2013. (Eduardo Perez/U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)

April 24, 2017

North Dakota joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in banning death-in-prison sentences for children.

April 21, 2017
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EJI's New Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration
The one-of-a-kind museum will explore America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
The Memorial to Peace and Justice
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
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.
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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.
Outlines the latest reforms that aid children caught in the American criminal justice system and the work that remains to be done.
We are committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging cruel conditions of confinement, and confronting America’s long history of racial inequality and injustice.