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.