Directed by Paul Hamann, 'Fourteen Days In May' is a documentary recounting the final days before the execution of Edward Earl Johnson. He was an American prisoner convicted of rape and murder but protested his innocence saying that he made it under duress. The film features Clive Stafford Smith, the defendant of Edward Earl Johnson who works for an organisation called Reprieve (who work in the field as Amicus ALJ).
DID YOU KNOW: African-American defendants receive the death penalty at three times the rate of white defendants in cases where the victims are white.
Amicus ALJ at the University of Sussex are showing this film to raise awareness of the inadequacies of the American legal system, particularly for racial minorities. We are a small society and this is our first event so please help support our growth.
Amicus ALJ is a charity that provides proper legal representation for those (who might not otherwise get it) on death row in America.
Entry is £1 (minimum donation) and all proceeds will go to Amicus ALJ.
Please come along, bring your friends, everyone welcome- its an opportunity for us all to learn about one of many unfortunate examples of the inadequacies of the American penal system.