The Toll of Representing Those on Death Row

Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, recently delivered a keynote residence during a 30th anniversary jubilee of a Open Door Community in Atlanta.  Mr. Stevenson discussed how fortifying those on genocide quarrel mostly takes a personal fee on those intent in this work, even to a indicate of feeling “broken.”  But, he added, “I’ve schooled some really simple things, being a damaged person. I’ve schooled that any chairman is some-more than a misfortune thing they’ve ever done. we trust that if somebody tells a lie, they’re not only a liar; if somebody takes something, they’re not only a thief; even if somebody kills someone, they’re not only a killer. And since of this, we trust that we have this need, this mission, this calling, to welcome them and to commend this ‘something else.’”  Read full content of Stevenson’s remarks here.

Bryan Stevenson is also a Professor during a New York University Law School.

(B. Stevenson, “Celebrating a Broken Community, Full of Grace and Love,” Hospitality, Jul 2012, published by Open Door Community).  See Representation.  Listen to DPIC’s podcast on Representation.

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