Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Civil Rights, Crime & Law

Location: 122 Commerce St Montgomery AL 36104 USA

Mission: Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama (EJI) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance to indigent criminal defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment. EJI litigates on behalf of death row prisoners, juveniles, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective legal representation and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct.
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This is an exemplary organization because it is devoted to helping juveniles who are serving very long sentences behind bars~sometimes Life Without Parole, which means that if a young person is convicted of a serious crime, he or she could remain incarcerated for the rest of their natural lives. Bryan Stevenson appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in March of 2012 hoping to convince the court to overturn mandatory life sentences for juveniles involved in a crime where someone was killed. The court ruled 5-4 that Life Without Parole for this type of crime was unconstitutional. Mr. Stevenson is the executive director of Equal Justice Initiative and the organization reaches out to the poor and to those on death row as well,helping people obtain justice when they cannot do so alone. I have just begun to contribute financially to this organization as I believe our young people need an advocate like Bryan Stevenson.

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