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"Just Mercy" author Bryan Stevenson is a professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal representation for condemned prisoners and juvenile offender. Video is captioned.
'One For Ten' is an online series of films that were produced and broadcast over five weeks in April and May of 2013. During that time, a team of four traveled the width of the US and interviewed ten individuals who have been freed from death row. Each of the films profiles a major issue in wrongful convictions highlighted through an individual case.
Trailer for True Justice Documentary
Bryan Stevenson's Ted Talk (closed-captioned)
Walter McMillian on 60 Minutes
In Conversation: Bryan Stevenson and Anthony Ray Hinton
“They think we’re beasts.” So says a condemned murderer, succinctly expressing the view of many Americans. But this killer committed his crime when he was 17, and asks for compassion on those grounds. Filmed prior to the March 1, 2005, U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring execution for underage offenses, Death Row Kids tells the stories of confused and frightened young people awaiting the ultimate penalty. The program also alludes to medical findings that a 17-year-old’s brain lacks fully developed decision-making capabilities. The result is a provocative inquiry into complex issues of personal responsibility and the likelihood of criminal rehabilitation. (27 minutes)
Two of the youngest men on death row in Texas face execution day. Victim Nikki Daniels reflects on her kidnapping ordeal by murderer Richard Cobb. The mother of death row inmate Anthony Haynes fights to use the final 72 hours to halt her son's execution for the murder of an off-duty police officer. This three part series tells the story of capital punishment through the eyes of the young people whose lives were shaped by violent experiences
This video focuses on the rights of individuals who are accused of crimes--rights that are implicit in the notions of rule of law and due process. See how the rights of accused are protected--or are in jeopardy--in today's justice system.
A BBC Production. Holding 6,000 prisoners and processing more than 100,000 people a year, Miami’s mega jail is a transitory place for those awaiting sentencing, trial, and charges. Mega jails are a new phenomenon in America as the country struggles to process its growing criminal class; conditions are tough, dark ,and uncompromising. Depending on the nature of their crime, some prisoners are in and out in hours while others might be there for years. In Part 2, Louis Theroux speaks with inmates housed on some of the most violent jailhouse floors in the country and cadets at a correctional boot camp hoping to avoid jail time. He meets a collection of people thrown together and receives insight on a culture of violence.
"Race to Execution" is a gripping documentary that offers a compelling investigation of America’s death penalty, probing how race discrimination infects our capital punishment system. The film neither advocates nor repudiates the death penalty; instead, it enlarges the conversation regarding capital punishment, focusing attention on race-of-jury as well as race-of-victim.