Bryan Stevenson, who recently won a historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional, will be speaking at this year’s Clio Cloud Conference. Mr. Stevenson will be giving a keynote on American injustice and issues present within the current criminal justice system.
Bryan Stevenson’s work is truly inspiring. He is an example of how one person can make an impact, transform the legal practice, for good, and change someone’s life in a profound and lasting way.
Why does this matter? America has the largest prison population in the world – and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t believe the criminal justice system that puts the men, women, and children in these prisons is broken.
As the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Mr. Stevenson has led many initiatives that focus on eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting the abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, as well as aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Under Mr. Stevenson’s guidance, EJI has won reversals, relief, or release for over 125 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row.
But the work is far from over. Over 2,225 juveniles (age 17 or younger) in the United States have been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, children as young as eight have been prosecuted as adults, and some 95,000 children are housed in adult jails and prisons in America annually.
EJI currently is seeking to end the adult prosecution of any child under age 14; to end the placement of any juvenile under age 18 in an adult jail or prison; and to abolish life imprisonment without parole and other excessive sentences imposed on children.
The stories he shares matter. If you want to learn more about how Bryan truly makes a difference, you will want to get your Clio Cloud Conference passes today, because with speakers like Mr. Stevenson, the event is sure to sell out early.