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The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
From contributor Aaron T. Myers about EJI:
The implementation of America’s criminal justice system is rife with racial bias, which manifests itself as increased rates of arrest, conviction, and imposition of severe sentences for our country’s most vulnerable citizens. EJI works on a case-by-case basis to provide legal support to people who have been sentenced to excessive punishments: those on death row, serving a sentence of life in prison, or who have been sentenced as adults for crimes committed as juveniles. EJI has consistently produced tangible results, gaining outright release or reduced sentences for dozens of individuals, literally saving the lives of innocent people.
To quote EJI’s Director, Bryan Stevenson, "Racial inequality and abuse and mistreatment of immigrants, religious minorities, and other disfavored communities are on the rise. Police violence and disturbing rhetoric justifying hate and bigotry present challenges that we must face. Our nation is still shadowed by a history of racial inequality that has not been adequately addressed. … We need your support now more than ever. We hope you will continue to stand with us as we fight to assist the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. With your help we can create a more just nation."