Entries by Shoshannah Sayers

Rep. David Price to visit SCSJ

David Price to Visit Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ)   Following SCSJ staff attorney Daryl Atkinson’s recent trip to the White House to receive a Champions of Change award for his extraordinary work to facilitate employment opportunities for individuals formerly involved in the justice system, Representative David Price will be visiting SCSJ on Monday, […]

Real Experiences with Racial Profiling

Since early 2013, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, in conjunction with our partners in the FADE coalition, has been sounding the alarm with city leaders about racially disparate policing practices in our hometown of Durham, NC. SCSJ attorneys, analysts, and organizers have played a significant role in supporting members of directly affected communities in […]

Texas Back in Court With U.S. in Minority Voting Fight

Texas Back in Court With U.S. in Minority Voting Fight By Laurel Brubaker Calkins Jul 14, 2014 4:24 PM ET for Bloomberg Texas will continue using biased election maps to discriminate against black and Latino voters unless ordered to stop, Justice Department lawyers told a panel of U.S. judges as the state’s long-running redistricting trial […]

Private Prison Profiteers

Private Prisons: The Injustice League The two largest private prison providers in the U.S. each rake in tens of millions of dollars every year. How do they make their money, and what agreements are in place to protect their profits? Guaranteed Occupancy When a prison company approaches a state or city to either build or […]

Voting Rights and Mass Incarceration

With SCSJ attorneys in federal court hearings this week fighting against North Carolina’s voter suppression laws and the second Clean Slate Clinic in Durham quickly approaching, the disenfranchisement of the justice-involved population is a central topic for SCSJ this week. Voting Rights and Mass Incarceration at the National Level According to The Sentencing Project, there […]

Clean Slate Clinic July 12, 2014

Clean Slate Clinic July 12, 2014 Do you have a criminal record?  Has your criminal record held you back from getting a job?  There will be a Clean Slate Clinic on Saturday, July 12 – stop by to see if you are eligible to clean up your record.  Attorneys will be on hand to speak […]