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February 14, 2018

The educational services provided to children in Florida who are prosecuted as adults and locked up in adult jails are “seriously deficient” and, in some cases, “virtually nonexistent,” according to a report released today by the SPLC.

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February 09, 2018

Hillsborough is one of 17 Florida counties that has partnered with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in a new model for enforcing immigration detainers. Under a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office holds individuals for 48 hours after they have served their time on local charges, when ICE determines that they may be subject to deportation. In return, ICE pays Hillsborough $50 per detainee.

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February 08, 2018

Alabama had at least 152 prisoners with a “serious mental illness” in solitary confinement on two randomly chosen days in December 2017 and January 2018, violating a judge’s directive last summer for the state prison system to move seriously mentally ill people out of segregation “as soon as possible.”

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February 01, 2018

​In his State of the Union address this week, President Trump congratulated his administration for having “taken historic actions to protect religious liberty.”

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January 31, 2018

Schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery, educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it, textbooks do not have enough material about it, and – as a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America, according to a study released today by the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project.

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