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Attorney Bryan Stevenson’s book, “Just Mercy,” has become a central text in changing how Americans discuss the issues of incarceration and capital punishment.
The book tells the story of Stevenson’s attempts to free a wrongly-accused black man in Alabama named Walter McMillian who’s on death row.
Since that case in 1993, Stevenson has founded a nonprofit, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and has advocated for the release of over 140 prisoners facing capital punishment.
Now, the memoir is now a movie starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.
What was it like watching such a seminal memory be turned into a biopic? What is his nonprofit hoping to achieve in 2020?
Produced by Avery J.C. Kleinman
- Bryan Stevenson Founder and executive director, the Equal Justice Initiative; executive producer, "Just Mercy"; @eji_org
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