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Why are millions of Americans locked up? By Bryan Stevenson, Special to CNN

Bryan Stevenson is executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based nonprofit that provides legal representation for indigent defendants and for people it believes have been denied justice in the courts.

He is a professor of clinical law at New York University Law School. Stevenson spoke at the TED2012 Conference this month in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its website.

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Video Credit: CNN.COM


March 11, 2012 - Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Bryan Stevenson you make a very good point, if something isnt done right now, things will get worse for the african-american community. I feel compelled to do something to help ! What can I do ?

    Comment by Cindy Kelly | March 12, 2012 | Reply

    • Cindy,
      Thank you for taking the time to watch the video as Bryan Stevenson teaches all of us the value of human life; he also reminds us that we are all imperfect creatures therefore subject to error, nevertheless, there is more that encompasses each being than the mistakes, either unintentionally or intentionally we make along the journey and we all must strive to see the good in each soul and try to tap into that spirit. Oftentimes, we need to be the change that we hope to see in others.

      To contact Bryan Stevenson, please feel free to click on the “Equal Justice Initiative” link on the page or you can contact him with the information provided below:

      Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director
      Equal Justice Initiative
      122 Commerce St.
      Montgomery, Alabama 36104

      Phone: 334-269-1803
      Fax: 334-269-1806

      Again! I thank you and I’m encouraged that you are inspired to be part of the solution!

      Comment by brp305 | March 13, 2012 | Reply

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