The SPLC is hosting or supporting events in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi this month to raise public awareness of the need to reform criminal justice policies that are harming vulnerable children.

Almost a month after an SPLC lawsuit resulted in a federal judge ordering Tennessee to provide hearings to residents whose Medicaid applications have been unreasonably delayed, state officials continue to offer excuses and shift the blame tactics blasted in a recent editorial by The Tennessean.

The SPLC submitted hundreds of pages of expert reports to a federal court as part of a motion to certify a lawsuit against the East Mississippi Correctional Facility as a class action. The reports expose shocking human rights violations at the for-profit prison, including conditions described as “torture” by a forensic psychiatrist.

The SPLC seeks relief for a 3-year-old Florida girl with diabetes whose pre-kindergarten program violated federal law by refusing to provide the services she needs.

The SPLC and a coalition of civil rights groups today published an open letter asking the GOP to take a stand against the anti-LGBT bigotry of groups sponsoring this week’s Values Voter Summit.

The SPLC president urges everyone to exercise their right to vote, honoring those who fought and died for the right. 

Michelle Alexander discusses her groundbreaking book with the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project and explains the importance of today’s young people learning about racial bias in the criminal justice system.

School policies and practices that can stigmatize and harm disadvantaged students – whether in the classroom or the lunchroom – are examined in the new issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine.

The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project released today a first-of-its-kind literacy curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America, to help teachers across the country better engage their diverse students. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program urged a federal court today to block an Alabama Department of Corrections practice that allows male prisoners virtually unlimited access to razor blades in state prisons – including prisoners with a history of mental illness and suicide attempts.