“A lot of my clients are very young. The United States is the only country in the world where we sentence thirteen-year old children to die in prison.” – Bryan Stevenson

“My state of Alabama, like a lot of states, actually permanently disenfranchises you if you have a criminal conviction. Right now in Alabama 34% of the black male population has permanently lost the right to vote.” – Stevenson

I read Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption and was deeply moved by his recounting of the experiences of men and women of colour (especially kids) in the penitentiary system. This post is very late, but necessary.