Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer from Montgomery, Alabama, has been named a winner of the 2009 Gruber Justice Prize for his longtime work representing death row inmates, indigent Defendants and juveniles. The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation announced last month that it was awarding the prize to Bryan and to the European Roma Rights Center. The two winners will split the award’s $500,000 cash prize.
Bryan is founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery and is mostly known for representing death row inmates, often during the final stages of their appeals. U.S. District Judge Bernice Donald of Tennessee said Bryan won the award because of his work “securing justice” for those most likely to be discriminated against. Bryan Stevenson is a very good lawyer and an even better person. He truly believes in what he is doing and that’s quite evident. He is also my friend and I am proud of him!
Source: Birmingham News
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