Bryan Stevenson


Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. As a lawyer he has dedicated himself to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, the EJI has won major cases eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating death row prisoners, and aiding minors prosecuted as adults, including a recent Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for minors are unconstitutional. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and in 2016 was named in Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leader list.

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