National Coalition to

Abolish the Death Penalty

90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
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Jin Hee Lee

Jin Hee Lee

Jin Hee Lee joined LDF’s Criminal Justice Project in July 2008.  As Senior Counsel, Ms. Lee is engaged in advocacy to address racial biases in the criminal justice system.  She is lead counsel in Brister v. Mississippi, one of the first cases in the country to have a juvenile life without parole sentence declared unconstitutional under the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miller v. Alabama.  She is a senior member of the legal team representing plaintiffs in Davis v. City of New York, which challenges unlawful trespass stops and arrests by NYPD officers in New York City’s public housing.  She also represents death-sentenced prisoners in state and federal post-conviction proceedings in Arkansas, Alabama, and Texas, raising claims of racial discrimination, ineffective assistance of counsel, and coerced confessions.

Blog Posts:

Trayvon Martin & the Death Penalty:  Criminalization of the Black Community

Trayvon Martin & the Death Penalty:  Criminalization of the Black Community

Does Trayvon Martin have anything to do with race and the death penalty? Some may think the senseless killing of an unarmed Black teenager is completely unrelated to the racial discrimination in our capital punishment system. But nothing could be further from the truth.  Read More navigateright