HBO documentary profiles work of Bryan Stevenson

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 05: Bryan Stevenson speaks onstage during the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Bryan Stevenson, the Alabama attorney who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, is the subject of a new HBO documentary.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality will premiere June 26 on the network.

The documentary details Stevenson’s work in the criminal justice system on behalf of poor and other incarcerated people.

In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Michael B. Jordan arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Jordan was in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, Aug. 27, to begin filming “Just Mercy,” which is based on the memoir of attorney and criminal justice advocate Bryan Stevenson. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The network said the documentary will trace Stevenson’s struggle for greater fairness in the system and how racial injustice has evolved in the country.

Stevenson’s life will also be the subject of an upcoming movie, “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan.

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