August 11, 2022 -
Virginia as well as cities in Florida and North Carolina have rolled out programs that allow people in crisis to get help from mental health professionals instead of police. Advocates hope the efforts will reduce the number of people killed by law enforcement officers.
August 11, 2022 -
As climate change-fueled heat waves become more frequent and intense, many incarcerated people endure dangerous triple-digit temperatures for long periods. Efforts are underway in some states to bring relief from the heat — and to challenge the underlying constitutional provisions that allow prisoners to be treated as subhuman.
August 10, 2022 -
Are you an early-career journalist or researcher who cares about justice and democracy in the South? The Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, is now accepting applications for the Julian Bond Fellowship program.
August 5, 2022 -
Though they turned out in unprecedented numbers in the 2020 election, voters with disabilities still face significant barriers to casting a ballot in some places. Efforts are now underway in several states across the South — the region with the highest percentage of residents with disabilities — to remove obstacles and improve access for this growing voter demographic.
July 15, 2022 -
The far-right anti-government militia played a lead role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, and 11 of its members have since been charged with seditious conspiracy. So why does the IRS still grant some of its branches nonprofit status, allowing them to avoid paying taxes on money they raise?
July 5, 2022 -
Youth turnout set records in the 2020 presidential election, and organizers across the South are now building on that momentum to get young people to the polls this midterm election year. Polls show the Supreme Court's decision to overturn abortion rights is a motivating factor.
June 24, 2022 -
District attorneys and city councils in the South are taking steps to safeguard access to abortion now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade — but their stances could ignite a battle over preemption.