Annual Report

EJI is a private, nonprofit law organization that has provided legal services to the poor, incarcerated, and condemned for 30 years.

From our office in Montgomery, Alabama, we have challenged mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and the abuse of children, people with disabilities, and the indigent in America’s criminal justice system.

We have made eliminating racial bias and discrimination against the poor a central feature of our work and have won major legal reforms and secured relief, release, or reduced sentences for over 140 condemned people on death row.

Our advocacy and litigation to ban mandatory life-imprisonment-without-parole sentences for children resulted in landmark rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court that have impacted thousands of cases.