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Criminal Justice Reform
Active Case

Date Filed

May 08, 2019

The SPLC and its allies filed a federal class action lawsuit challenging Florida’s use of solitary confinement as cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

The lawsuit...

Immigrant Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

December 03, 2018

Peter Sean Brown was illegally detained in Florida’s Monroe County jail for deportation despite his repeated pleas to authorities that he was a U.S. citizen and the county’s own jail file showing that he was born in Philadelphia. The SPLC filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Brown, whose Fourth...

Features and Stories
May 18, 2018

When Victor came to the U.S. from Guatemala, he was eager to attend high school so he could study his favorite subjects – science and math – and prepare for a career in engineering, technology, medicine, or some other field where he could make good use of his talents.

Features and Stories
January 12, 2018

The Southern Poverty Law Center and its allies filed a motion today to defend a ban on conversion therapy for minors enacted by Tampa, Florida, and challenged by an anti-LGBT hate group attempting to allow the discredited practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity