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One of the most important things we did in 2018 was continue to fight conversion therapy, an abusive, medically discredited practice which has been shown to lead to higher instances of depression, anxiety, substance abuse & suicide. #SPLCWinterreadingList bit.ly/2RrYaed
Conversion therapy is junk science that actively harms people. bit.ly/2sa4kRZ
Last March, we filed a motion asking a court to enforce an order requiring the complete dissolution of a fraudulent "conversion therapy" provider that the court ordered to shut down 4 years ago, but that continues to operate under a different name. bit.ly/2Ry7Xzh
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Last year, we won a temporary stay of deportation for journalist Manuel Duran, who was arrested in Memphis in April, then detained & threatened with deportation.

This year, we'll keep fighting for immigrants in the Deep South. #SPLCWinterReadingList bit.ly/2Bb112a
Like so many others who have been deported or are detained & awaiting deportation, Manuel Duran would be in grave danger if her were deported from the US. splcenter.org/news/2018/12/1…
Law students volunteered with us to help defend our clients. "Immigration prisons exact an enormous emotional toll, & they make it nearly impossible for prisoners to find legal representation for their asylum cases," one wrote. splcenter.org/attention-on-d…
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We continued to report on the violence that's come to define the hate group Proud Boys in 2018, who shouted anti-immigrant & homophobic slurs as they beat up counter-protesters outside an event in New York in October. #SPLCWinterReadingList bit.ly/2PRG94E
Following the attack, only 6 New York City officials spoke out about the Proud Boys' violence. splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
The Proud Boys' founder Gavin McInnes has used an anti-LGBTQ+ slur for years. That slur was hurled by the Proud Boys and skinheads who beat up counter-protesters earlier this year. splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
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We've done a lot in the past year, including sue Arkansas for denying access to Medicaid to people who were unable to meet unfair work requirements. #SPLCWinterReadingList bit.ly/2Pafal9
Earlier this year, we took Tennessee to court for making more than 20,000 people wait longer than 45 days to find out if they're eligible to receive health coverage through the state's Medicaid program.
We've continued to monitor the situation in Arkansas — where at least 17,000 Arkansans have lost health coverage. splcenter.org/news/2018/12/1…
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One of our favorite projects in 2018 involved an interview with Sonnie Hereford IV who, at 6 years old, integrated Alabama's public schools. His father thought, "If I’m going to be pushing for school integration, why not my own son?" bit.ly/2NWsOaB #SPLCWinterReadingList
We're continuing to fight for school integration in the Deep South. splcenter.org/news/2017/09/1…
And we continue to recognize the contributions & legacy of those who fought for integration. Earlier this year, we published this interview with Ernest Green, one of the #LittleRockNine and his daughter MacKenzie Green. splcenter.org/news/2018/05/2…
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Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy detained by Customs and Border Protection, died in custody in the early hours of Christmas Day — the second child to die in government custody this month.
One of the most important things we did in 2018 was work to reunite migrant parents with their children, work we'll keep doing in 2019.

Felipe was with his father when he died, but clearly he did not get the care he needed. washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
The Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families is cruel, reckless, and part of a disturbing pattern of malice toward immigrants. It has to stop. #NoHumanIsIllegal #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #SPLCWinterReadingList splcenter.org/news/2018/06/2…
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We did a lot this year. One of the most important things we did was an investigative report on civil asset forfeiture in Alabama — a process that lets law enforcement take people's property even if they haven't committed a crime. #SPLCWinterReadingList #BestOf2018
What did police use it to take? Couches. Coffee tables. TVs. More than $2 million in cash from just nine Alabama counties. Likely more: police don't have to report what they take through civil asset forfeiture. splcenter.org/20180116/civil…
It’s time for Alabama to end civil asset forfeiture. In 2019, we'll continue working to end exploitative practices that encourage policing for profit rather than justice. #SPLCWinterReadingList #BestOf2018 splcenter.org/sites/default/…
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We did a lot this year, but one of the most important things we did was sue the private prison company CoreCivic, Inc. for forcing immigrants to maintain the detention center where they're being held. #SPLCWinterReadingList.
Refuse to do it, and they're denied necessities like soap, food, and toilet paper. They're paid just $1 a day for their labor. #SPLCWinterReadingList splcenter.org/news/2018/04/1…
Our suit against CoreCivic is just one of multiple prison labor projects we undertook in 2018, and it's just one of the items on our #SPLCWinterReadingList. Our report on the poultry industry’s use of incarcerated workers is another. #BestOf2018 splcenter.org/news/2018/07/2…
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We did a lot this year. One of the most important things we did was sue the largest maximum-security prison in the country – also known as Angola – for unconstitionally deficient medical care. #SPLCWinterReadingList #Bestof2018 splcenter.org/news/2018/10/0…
We also sued Mississippi and Alabama's Department of Corrections for likewise failing to provide medical treatment for the people in their care. #splcwinterreadinglist splcenter.org/news/2018/03/0…
People in prison have a right to medical care. Going into 2019, we will continue to fight inhumane conditions in prisons across the South. #SPLCWinterReadingList #BestOf2018 splcenter.org/news/2017/06/2…
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