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The SPLC asked a federal judge today to force the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to take immediate action to protect suicidal prisoners – an action that comes after a prisoner represented by the SPLC was found dead in his cell from suicide 10 days after testifying in federal court about the state’s failure to provide adequate mental health care to prisoners.
An Alabama poultry processing plant has been fined almost $30,000 for unsafe work conditions found by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the Southern Poverty Law Center filed an administrative complaint that described how the company ignored – and even fired – workers who complained about the conditions.
The following statement is from Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The following statement is from Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in response to Roy Moore’s appeal regarding his suspension.
Three people in Clanton, Alabama, who were threatened with jail by the private probation company when they fell behind on fines from traffic violations or other misdemeanor citations, have resolved their claims against Judicial Correction Services (JCS).
On November 28th, we released The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on our Nation’s Schools, which compiled responses to our online survey of K-12 educators across the country.
The following statement is from Rhonda Brownstein, legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor.
A transgender man in Louisiana has won a sex discrimination case against a financial services company that he said fired him in 2013 after he refused the company’s demand to dress and be treated as a woman.
A federal judge has approved a final settlement between the SPLC and R&A Oyster Company, a Gulf Coast seafood company that employed Mexican guest workers who claimed in the suit that they were underpaid.