Skip to main content Accessibility
Showing 206 Results
Features and Stories
December 15, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently inspected several detention facilities run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency – including the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia – and found numerous instances in which ICE agents mistreated detainees, in violation of DHS standards.

Features and Stories
December 11, 2017

El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) entraron a los hogares de familias de inmigrantes sin órdenes de registro, sin el consentimiento de los residentes y sin causa probable – en violación a la Cuarta Enmienda de la Constitución estadounidense – solamente para detener y deportar familias, principalmente mujeres y niños, según una demanda radicada por la Southern Poverty Law Center y el bufete de abogados Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms (Barnwell Whaley).

Features and Stories
November 19, 2017

The bad news about the criminal justice system can seem overwhelming: vast racial disparities; an incarceration rate unprecedented in world history and more than quadrupling over the past four decades; a school-to-prison pipeline that short-circuits our children’s futures.

Features and Stories
November 11, 2017

If law enforcement agencies in Alabama want to seize and keep someone’s property — cash, cars, real estate, guns, TVs or other assets — they don’t have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was used in drug trafficking or obtained through criminal activity.

October 30, 2017

Alabama is grappling with how to reform an overcrowded, understaffed prison system that perpetuates violence and fails to rehabilitate prisoners. It’s a problem that has confronted many other states as their prison populations mushroomed during the era of “tough-on- crime” policies that made America the incarceration capital of the world.