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The Challenge of Mass Incarceration, Excessive Punishment and the Death Penalty - Zoom Only

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10 Tevet 5782

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This event is Zoom only, please register HERE to receive the zoom link.


The Social Action Committee of Congregation Shomrei Torah will present a Zoom event with Benjamin Schaefer staff attorney from the Equal Justice Initiative.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.


Benjamin Schaefer, EJI Staff Attorney, graduated in 2011 from New York University School of Law, where he participated in the Equal Justice and Capital Defender Clinic and interned at the Orleans Public Defenders in Louisiana.

Mr. Schaefer will give a short history of the Equal Justice Initiative as well as the current challenges to criminal justice reform in America and what you can do to help address this problem. There will be an opportunity for questions after his presentation.

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