The rise in the rate of incarceration in the United States over the past 40 years is unprecedented in world history. Here are facts you need to know about this mass incarceration crisis and its vast racial disparities.

The SPLC has reached a settlement with state and local education officials to help New Orleans children with disabilities. 

Teens in Florida respond to an SPLC writing contest with powerful words about why children should not be prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system.

An SPLC lawyer in Mississippi recounts her experience helping two prisoners whose draconian sentences for nonviolent offenses illustrate the injustices of the U.S. prison system, the world’s largest.

An MSNBC interview with the head of the SPLC’s Mississippi office illuminates the link between prison profits and human rights abuses.

The proposal by Tennessee’s governor to use Affordable Care Act money to pay for private insurance for low-income residents is a step in the right direction and an example for Southern states that have stubbornly refused to expand Medicaid for their most vulnerable citizens.

A Florida pre-kindergarten program will take steps to ensure it does not discriminate against children with diabetes as part of a settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit the SPLC filed on behalf of a 3-year-old girl.

On the heels of an SPLC investigation that found songs by dozens of white power rock bands being sold on iTunes, Apple has begun removing hate music from its service, though other sites offering hate music, such as Amazon, have been slow to act.

A federal appeals court ruling today effectively closed a regulatory loophole that has depressed wages for foreign workers employed under the H-2B guest worker program as well as domestic workers in those industries.