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His conviction was overturned in 1980, but he spent 35 more years in prison without a valid conviction.

June 22, 2017

James McWilliams was sentenced to death after Alabama refused to provide him with expert assistance he was entitled to.

June 19, 2017

 A jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all charges for the fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile.

Philando Castile

June 18, 2017
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Equal Justice Initiative believes that in order to heal the wounds from our present, we must face our past.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
The one-of-a-kind museum will explore America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
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EJI has documented over 4000 racial terror lynchings in the United States between the Civil War and World War II.
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.