equal justice initiative

equal justice initiative

founder/director: Bryan Stevenson

The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.

We litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.

EJI also prepares reports, newsletters, and manuals to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of reforming the administration of criminal justice.

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july 2015

Slavery to Mass Incarceration

black people are 6x as likely to be sent to prison for the exact same crime as a white person

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connected…?

cure violence keri

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@eji_org

Today we released our new video exploring America’s brutal history of lynching and racial terror. Watch it here: youtube.com/watch?v=aS61QF…

narrated by Bryan; art by Molly..

 

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Salil Dudani

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Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org) tweeted at 6:17 AM – 17 Mar 2019 :
On this day in 1851, Dr. Samuel Cartwright reported on the discovery of “Drapetomania” – a “curable mental disease” causing enslaved people to have an urge to flee bondage and seek freedom. (http://twitter.com/eji_org/status/1107254636174557184?s=17)

Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org) tweeted at 6:17 AM – 17 Mar 2019 :
Dr. Cartwright claimed that Drapetomania was caused by masters who treated enslaved people as their equals, and prescribed “treatments” such as severe whipping and amputation of the toes. (http://twitter.com/eji_org/status/1107254637084770304?s=17)

Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org) tweeted at 6:17 AM – 17 Mar 2019 :
To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/2ln2vPVkyM(http://twitter.com/eji_org/status/1107254637797797889?s=17)

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