Author Archives: Melissa Male

Act Now to Protect Mueller

From our friends at Public Citizen: As the news breaks that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty in court and that President Donald Trump is considering pardoning his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for fraud and conspiracy — it’s never been more clear: We need the […]
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: EJS is Hiring a New Legal Director

EJS Legal Director Position Download PDF Position and Responsibilities: We are seeking an experienced litigator to manage our legal department and to be a public face for the racial justice goals we seek to make real. The Legal Director is a vital member of the Management Team of EJS and as such works closely with the […]
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EJS Board Chair Named as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow

We are delighted to share that EJS Board Chair, Priscilla Ocen, was selected as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow. Priscilla will use long-form journalism to push against the concept of community supervision as an antidote to mass incarceration, specifically in relationship to system-involved Black women, accompanied by photographic portraiture and community resource […]
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#WontBeErased: Transgender Rights Under Attack

The transgender community is, once again, under attack by the Trump administration – this time, by proposing to limit the definition of a person’s gender by what their genitalia is at birth.  We must join together to support and defend the rights of our trans brothers and sisters.  Below is a recap of the latest […]
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New EJS Report: Breaking The Chains 2: The Preschool-To-Prison Pipeline Epidemic

The increasing trend of suspending students is part of a phenomenon known as the school-to-prison pipeline (“STPP”). Equal Justice Society’s previous publication, “Breaking The Chains”, explains the STPP as the process by which at-risk high school and middle school students are pushed out of learning environments and into the juvenile justice system. Our new report, […]
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