An Alabama town will no longer use a for-profit probation company that threatened impoverished people with jail when they couldn’t pay traffic fines. The SPLC warned other cities that Judicial Correction Service’s tactics can amount extortion.
Florida’s Flagler County School Board adopted a wide-ranging plan today to eliminate racial disparities in school discipline – resolving a federal civil rights complaint the SPLC filed three years ago.
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the treatment of juveniles at the overcrowded Jefferson County Jail in Alabama a year after the SPLC urged the government to investigate the violence, neglect and abuse of children awaiting trial.
The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project announced today the educators it has selected to serve on an advisory board that will help the award-winning program develop anti-bias materials for use in classrooms across the country.
The SPLC is observing TDOR to honor the lives lost to hate crimes and is fighting for the rights of transgender Americans; people like Ashley Diamond, a 34-year-old African-American woman currently incarcerated in a men’s prison in Georgia.
Alabama has agreed that it will not publish a list naming immigrants allegedly “unlawfully present” in the state. The settlement agreement blocks the final provision of the state’s harsh anti-immigrant law that the SPLC challenged in court.
Sweeping new regulations for poultry plants announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today will leave processing lines running at their current speeds – a decision that spares workers from an increase but still forces them to endure the current, dangerously fast pace.