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Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
According to its website, the Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights. EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. It challenges the death penalty and excessive punishment and provides re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people. It works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment, and it provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in criminal justice reform.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Duke v. Dunn
4:14-cv-01952-VEH-HGD (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 10/13/2014 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
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On August 28, 2015, eleven men imprisoned in the Alabama Department of Correction's St. Clair Correctional Facility brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Represented by The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, a non-profit public interest group, they argued that the Alabama Department of Correction’ ... [view]
2 LeBlanc v. Mathena
2:12-cv-00340-AWA-LRL (E.D. Va.)
Filed 06/19/2012 - Closed 2017
Commonwealth of Virginia
Criminal Justice (Other)
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On June 19, 2012, a prisoner incarcerated at the Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia, petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel and Equal Justice Initiative, sought relief from his sentence under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death ... [view]
3 In Re: Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation
1:08-mc-00442-TFH (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/02/2008 - Case Ongoing
Department of Defense
Department of Defense
National Security
District of Columbia County
Coding In Process
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4 Nelson v. Campbell
2:03-cv-1008-MHT-WC (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 10/06/2003 - Closed 2010
Alabama Department of Corrections
Holman Correctional Facility
Criminal Justice (Other)
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On October 6, 2003, three days before his scheduled execution by lethal injection, an inmate at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Alabama Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The plaintiff alleged that his constitutional ... [view]
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