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Websites related to themes in Just Mercy
Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair treatment in the legal system. This website features reports, personal stories, fact sheets, statistics, and multimedia relating to the work done through EJI.
National Registry of Exonerations
The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the University of Michigan Law School. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989.
The Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
The Sentencing Project
Established in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
Death Penalty Information Center
The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center promotes informed discussion of the death penalty by preparing in-depth reports, conducting briefings for journalists, and serving as a resource to those working on this issue. The Center releases reports on various issues related to the death penalty such as arbitrariness, costs, innocence, and race. They also produce an annual report on the death penalty, highlighting significant developments and featuring the latest statistics.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
FBI Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. Today, four annual publications, Crime in the United States, National Incident-Based Reporting System, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and Hate Crime Statistics are produced from data received from over 18,000 city, university/college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program. The crime data are submitted either through a state UCR Program or directly to the FBI’s UCR Program.