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Your Call: Can individual stories help create a more merciful justice system?

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On January 1st,  2015 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. One in every 15 people in the United States is expected to go to jail or prison, and for  black men, the number increases to one in three. How can we generate empathy both for people who have committed crimes and compassion for victims? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.

Guest:

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and professor of law at New York University Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. His new book is “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”

Web Resources:

Just Mercy

Equal Justice Initiative

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