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 andshift 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 for the mentally ill, including conditions described as “torture” by a forensic psychiatrist.
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.
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.