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Civil and Human Rights

Just Mercy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System

with Bryan Stevenson

Original Forum date: Nov 25, 2014

About Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which is committed to eliminating bias against people of color and the poor in the criminal justice system. A professor at New York University Law School and a graduate of Harvard Law School, he argued for and won the historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. His new book, Just Mercy, profiles the lives of men, women, and children who are at the mercy of a broken criminal justice system.