Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Calls For People To 'Get Closer' To 'Suffering' Communities

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One of the nation's leading criminal justice reform advocates will be in Boston later this month continuing his call to put an end to policies that lead to high incarceration rates.

Attorney Bryan Stevenson founded the group the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, which works with death row inmates. He wrote about it in his book, "Just Mercy."

He also successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court against automatic life in prison without parole sentences for juveniles.

Stevenson joined Morning Edition and said that while he sees a lot wrong with the criminal justice system, he also sees solutions.

This segment aired on May 17, 2016.


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