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A solution to fix the “horrendously inadequate” mental health care provided to people in Alabama prisons may require a series of evidentiary hearings, a federal judge indicated this week at a status hearing.
Several New Orleans-based bail bond companies, along with their insurance underwriters, have collectively overcharged poor defendants nearly $5 million over the last 12 years, in violation of state law, according to a complaint the SPLC filed today with the Louisiana Department of Insurance.
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it will be rescinding the DACA program, which has protected 800,000 young adults from deportation. President Trump released a statement defending this heartless, inhumane decision. For accuracy and context, the SPLC has annotated the president's statement below.
Under a settlement with the SPLC, the city court in Bogalusa, Louisiana, will stop jailing indigent defendants for failing to pay court debt – one of several reforms designed to ensure fairness for all people appearing before the court.
After equating neo-Nazis with anti-racist protesters and pardoning Joe Arpaio, we didn’t need any more proof of the malignant bigotry at the heart of President Trump’s agenda.
There was nowhere to go from the kitchen counter.