Equal Justice Initiative

The gravestone of Emmett Till, showing a black and white photo of the boy murdered in Mississippi in 1955 by a group of racists. The date of his death is visible.

Decrying attempts to ‘bury history,’ Biden designates Emmett Till national monument

BY: - July 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — On what would have been the 82nd birthday of Emmett Till, a Black boy kidnapped and murdered by two white men in Mississippi, President Joe Biden on Tuesday designated a new national monument at sites connected to the lynching that became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. “Telling the truth and the […]

Equal Justice Initiative launches clinic to provide care for formerly incarcerated Alabamians

BY: - June 5, 2023

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has opened a free clinic in Montgomery providing primary care to Alabamians released from jail or prison. The nonprofit, known for its legal assistance to incarcerated people over the last three decades, opened the clinic earlier this year. It also plans to send a mobile clinic around the state this […]

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Alabama House approves bill allowing AG to redact names in professional service contracts

BY: - May 9, 2023

Two bills modifying the schedule and rules of the Contract Review Committee are provisions allowing the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to withhold information in professional service contracts. SB 222, sponsored by Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Gurley, was passed by the House Tuesday. HB 372, sponsored by Rep. Chris Pringle, R-Mobile, passed committee last week. The bills […]

Alabama legislator seeks to reduce good time incentives for prison inmates

BY: - February 13, 2023

An Alabama legislator has filed a bill that would reduce the amount of time reductions an incarcerated person can receive for good behavior. The bill, sponsored by Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, would significantly limit the amount of time inmates would earn for following rules and regulations. Messages seeking comment were left with Weaver on Friday […]