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Criminal Justice Reform
January 27, 2016

A minor at the Sumter Correctional Institution in Florida was brutally beaten and raped as part of a prison initiation ritual that was ignored by a guard, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Florida Institutional Legal Services Project of Florida Legal Services.

Teaching Tolerance
January 14, 2016

When it comes to technology in the classroom, educators shouldn’t be satisfied by the sight of students focused on the glow of a screen, but should ask what uses of technology actually help all students in diverse U.S. classrooms learn, grow and thrive, according to research highlighted in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance magazine, released today.

Immigrant Justice
January 07, 2016

Federal immigration raids in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina over the past weekend raise serious questions about whether federal agents violated constitutional standards or used illegal tactics to detain immigrant families seeking safety in the United States.

Hate & Extremism
January 04, 2016

The armed takeover of a federal government building in Oregon comes amid a renewed expansion of the far-right, antigovernment militia movement in the wake of the 2014 standoff between federal agents and heavily armed antigovernment activists in the Nevada desert.

News
December 23, 2015

The Southern Poverty Law Center had a highly successful year in 2015. We won justice for exploited workers, schoolchildren subjected to shocking cruelty, poor people thrown into modern-day debtors’ prisons, and many others. 

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