Based out of Montgomery, Alabama, Equal Justice Initiative is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization protecting underserved communities in the United States. It provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. EJI challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for economic equality, works to end mass incarceration and excessive forms of punishment, and strives to protect human rights.

ending mass incarceration

challenge racial + economic injustic

protecting human rights

*SOURCES: "Presumption of Guilt." Equal Justice Initiative. Web. Accessed June 8, 2020.

Jennifer Bronson, Ph. D. and E. Ann Carson, Ph. D. "Prisoners in 2017." U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. April 2019. Accessed June 8, 2020.

bryan stevenson

Founder + Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative