The SPLC works to ensure that people living in poverty in the Deep South – especially people of color – are not punished or exploited because of their economic status. Injustices such as predatory lending, court debt, imprisonment for fines and fees, and the staggering costs of mass incarceration make the burdens of poverty even worse. We are calling them to the attention of international human rights organizations.
Click on any of our other core areas of work to find the SPLC’s submissions to international human rights bodies.
Decarceration and Decriminalization
Protecting Voting Rights
Other Human Rights Issues