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April 04, 2016

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) today awarded its highest honor to SPLC founder Morris Dees. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolent Peace Prize is bestowed upon individuals who emulate and embody Dr. King's spirit.

Immigrant Justice
March 30, 2016

Latinos with limited English proficiency are being treated more harshly for traffic offenses than others appearing before a parish court in Louisiana, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Immigrant Justice
March 21, 2016

A for-profit prison operator has denied immigrant detainees access to attorneys at the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, one of the nation’s largest immigrant detention centers, the SPLC and a coalition of civil rights activists and legal experts told government officials today.

News
March 21, 2016

Following the Watergate scandal in the mid-1970s, the U.S. Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities – popularly known as the Church Committee – issued reports revealing that federal agencies had spied on U.S. citizens for years.

Mass Incarceration
March 16, 2016

An agreement has been reached with the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to ensure that prisoners with disabilities receive treatment and services required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If approved by the judge, the settlement will resolve part of a federal lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) over inadequate care of inmates.

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