Our reports explore America’s history of racial injustice from enslavement and racial terror lynching to segregation and mass incarceration and reveal how that history shapes our criminal legal system today, from the death penalty and extreme sentencing of children in adult prisons to racially biased jury selection in America.
Race and the Jury
Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection
Documenting how racial bias in jury selection undermines fairness and reliability in our legal system.
Targeting Black Veterans
Lynching in America
Documents physical violence and social humiliation targeting Black veterans.
Cruel and Unusual
Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison
Documents 73 cases nationwide where children 13 and 14 years old were condemned to imprisonment until death.
All Children Are Children
Challenging Abusive Punishment of Juveniles
Follows EJI’s work to end the abusive treatment of children in the adult criminal justice system.
The Death Penalty in Alabama
Alabama is the only state where judges have routinely overridden jury verdicts of life to impose capital punishment.