beneficiary-2012-q3-logo-ejiThe Equal Justice Initiative is a private nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. They litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct.

EJI focuses its work on communities that have been systematically marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.

(Learn more in an outstanding TED talk by EJI executive director Bryan Stevenson)