Friday, March 9, 2012

bryan stevenson

EJI Director Bryan Stevenson Speaks at TED | Equal Justice Initiative

1972: 300000 in jails and prisons
today:  2.3 mill
7 mill on parole

hopelessness shaped by these outcomes

where are we in our identity.. not, do people deserve to die, but, do we deserve to kill

1of 9 on death row are innocent..

there is not disconnect around tech and design until we choose to connect with suffering

you're going to be
tired tired tired
that's why you have to be
brave brave brave

ultimately our humanity depends on everyone's humanity

each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.
the opposite of poverty is not wealth, it's justice.

identity.. the capacity for everyone to contribute

going to spend 1 bill on the death penalty in the next 5 yrs
increase incarceration was a misguided war on drugs

our current punishment philosophy does nothing for no one.