Resources

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MULTIMEDIA

  • Video: CNN
    Two years after Trayvon Martin killing, America remains burdened with the legacy of slavery.
  • Video: Rachel Maddow Show
    Bryan Stevenson joins Rachel Maddow to discuss the Attorney General's proposals to reduce mass incarceration.
  • Video: TED 2012
    Bryan Stevenson's TED talk, "We Need to Talk About An Injustice"
  • Video: Smithsonian Magazine
    Profile of Social Progress Award Winner Bryan Stevenson.
  • Video: CBS News
    Reporting on EJI's findings of sexual violence against women at Alabama's Tutwiler Prison.
  • Video: Death In Dixie
    Film featuring former First Lady Rosalynn Carter explores race and the death penalty and profiles three Alabama wrongful conviction cases.
  • Video: Race to Execution
    EJI worked with Emmy Award-winning film maker Rachel Lyon on this documentary that explores the relationship between race and capital punishment in the United States. The film examines the case of an Alabama inmate for whom EJI tried to provide last-minute assistance. EJI distributed information about this important new documentary, which aired on PBS television on March 27, 2007.
  • Audio: NPR
    Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles, 6/25/12
  • Audio: NPR Juveniles Need a Chance, Not Life in Prison
  • Audio: NPR
    Court Bars Life Terms For Youths Who Haven't Killed
  • Audio: Ghetto Life 101
    13- and 14-year-old boys talk about life in low-income community on Chicago's South Side in award-winning documentary.


FACT SHEETS

  • Alabama Executions
    Information about death row prisoners scheduled to be executed in Alabama and about recent executions, plus list of all executions in Alabama since the death penalty was reinstated.
  • Pardons and Paroles in Alabama
    Fact sheet providing statistics and historical information about the Board of Pardons and Paroles’s operations in Alabama.


REPORTS

  • Confronting Mass Imprisonment and Restoring Fairness to Collateral Review of Criminal Cases
    Article by Bryan Stevenson discusses how mass incarceration has fundamentally changed the administration of criminal justice in the United States and discussing growing evidence that the dramatic rise in the number of people being sent to prison has resulted in an extraordinary increase in the number of wrongful convictions, illegal sentences, and unjust imprisonments.


MANUALS

  • Alabama Capital Postconviction Manual
    The Postconviction Manual (5th Ed.) includes topics such as juror interviews, ineffective assistance of counsel, preparing for evidentiary hearings, and federal habeas litigation. The manual includes sample pleadings, motions and checklists, and identifies other resources available to attorneys assigned to capital cases. The Postconviction Manual is $30 (includes shipping).
  • Alabama Capital Trial Manual
    The Trial Manual addresses investigation in capital cases, discovery, jury selection, challenging pretrial publicity, jury instructions, obtaining funds for expert assistance, and preparing for the penalty phase of a capital trial. The Trial Manual is $60 (includes shipping).