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CBS 60 Minutes features Justice Defenders

3.12.2020

CBS 60 Minutes features Justice Defenders

JUSTICE DEFENDERS ON 60 MINUTES

60 Minutes – the oldest and most watched television newsmagazine in America – featured Justice Defenders in their Sunday, 20 December broadcast.

Internationally recognized reporter and CNN News anchor Anderson Cooper travelled to Kenya to see our work. He spent time visiting prison communities in Kenya. And he met with our paralegals and legal scholars to learn more about our legal education, training, and practise within defenceless communities.


Among those who had a chance to share their story is Morris Kaberia. A former prisoner, Morris successfully represented himself – appealing his conviction and overturning his sentence after spending 13 years in prison.


Justice Defenders paralegal Isaac Ndegwa Kimaru is also profiled. While serving a 14-year sentence, Issac studied law in the middle of the night with an overturned bucket for a desk, and finished his degree through the University of London in four years. He now supports those who do not have legal representation, advocating for their rights and assisting in appeals.


Alexander McLean, founder, shared the story of how he founded the nonprofit. And articulated his belief that justice can be achieved when the power of the law is put into the hands of the poor.

PHOTOS FROM ANDERSON COOPER'S PRISON VISITS: