This year EJI celebrated 30 years of work on behalf of the poor, the accused, the condemned, children prosecuted as adults, people of color treated unfairly, people with disabilities, incarcerated people, and people seeking justice across the nation.
We have won new trials, reduced sentences, or release for over 140 people on death row and won release for scores of people sentenced to die in prison for nonviolent crimes. We have documented inequality and discrimination against people of color in jury selection and challenged the denial of resources for poor people needing legal help. And we have trained and provided manuals and resources for volunteer lawyers.
In recent years, we have expanded our work across the country, fighting extreme punishment of children and winning landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. We helped scores of people win parole and started a re-entry program to support our formerly incarcerated clients. As Alabama prisons have descended into crisis, we have challenged conditions of confinement.
In 2008, we began a massive project to document and confront our nation’s history of racial inequality. We issued groundbreaking reports on slavery, lynching, and segregation; erected historical markers about slavery and lynching; and in 2018 opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. More than 650,000 people have visited our sites since we opened in April 2018.
Today, our staff of over 150 people continue the fight for justice that started 30 years ago. With your support, we hope to continue to serve those in need and advocate for justice and equality for many more years to come.
Thank you for standing with us for over three decades. We hope you will continue to support our work by making a donation to EJI this Giving Tuesday. Thank you for your support.Donate