Bryan Stevenson

RIKERS, Face to Face

November 18, 2016

 

 

A vivid arc of life on Rikers as told by the people who experienced it — from the trauma of entry, the conflicts with other inmates and corrections officers, the stabbings and beatings, and the torture of solitary confinement to the psychological challenges of returning to the outside world

Bryan Stevenson: If It's Not Right to Rape a Rapist, How Can It Be OK to Kill a Killer?

Brigid Delaney
The Guardian
One of the challenges we face is that people talk about the death penalty as if it’s a choice between the death penalty and no punishment. In a 21st-century society we have so many ways to incapacitate people who are a legitimate threat to public safety and impose punishments that are serious and substantial, that express community outrage without executing people.