“Based on my decades of experience representing condemned prisoners, Mr. Cooper’s case presents exactly the situation for which clemency is intended – to avoid the ultimate injustice of executing an innocent person whom the criminal justice system has failed at every turn.”

In August 2016, Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director Equal Justice Initiative and , wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown in support of Kevin Cooper’s innocence.

Read the full letter:

2016-08-16 Letter from Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy Author)