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Twitter temporarily suspended my account this week after I posted a tweet that opposed far-right extremism.
Facing gang violence and extortion in Guatemala, J.V.S. and his 5-year-old daughter fled their home to seek refuge in the U.S.
Solitary confinement is a wasteful and destructive practice that does not improve public safety, and harms the mental health of those subjected to it.
The Alabama prison system is already fighting a years-long SPLC lawsuit over the neglect of prisoners with medical and mental health needs. Now, the U.S. Justice Department is threatening to sue the state because its prisons are beset by “rampant violence,” “unchecked extortion,” and “severe and widespread sexual abuse.”
We’re proud to announce that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s board of directors has voted unanimously to name Karen Baynes-Dunning as our interim president and CEO.
The city council of Meridian, Mississippi, approved an agreement today with the SPLC that will end the city’s practice of incarcerating residents who are unable to pay fines and fees, and to stop using secured money bail in misdemeanor cases.
Rodney Lofton had never cast a ballot before a felony conviction stripped him of his voting rights in 2015.
A federal judge this week ruled against the Trump administration’s approval of Medicaid waiver projects in Kentucky and Arkansas that include work mandates and other cuts to health coverage.