OUR TEAM

We are committed to community organizing, civic and electoral engagement to reform institutions and systems that perpetuate soical and criminal injustices.

TEAM

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Sasha L. Legette, J.D.,

Executive Director (Founder)

Sasha L. Legette Founded Pure Justice in the Fall of 2015 and currently serves as the President, Chair of the Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, and Social Justice Advocacy Coordinator for the organization.

She was a Federal Government Professor at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas, where her students are engaged in learning the legislative process and the impact legislation has on society. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate and Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science.

Ms. Legette’s passions for criminal, juvenile, and social justice reform are reflected in work as a legislative aide for the Georgia State Senate, Externships at the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, as well as her work as a high school social studies teacher through Teach For America Corps.

 

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R. C. Evans

Director of Operations (Co-Founder)

Mr. Evans Co-Founded Pure Justice in the Fall of 2015 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Inmate Liaison, and Community Outreach Coordinator

Evans helped to spark the idea of creating an organization centered on advocating for criminal justice reform and exonerating falsely accused and convicted inmates outside of those placed on death row after he himself had been falsely accused of a crime and found it exceptionally hard to locate organizations that were willing to review his case and help get him exonerated.

Evans is currently awaiting the publishing of his first book The Falsely Accused: A Stolen Identity, that explores how African American males who become victims of the school to prison pipeline even when they have not committed a crime, are faced with a continued stigma that leads to recidivism for rightfully and wrongfully convicted felons. The book also explores how such a stigma leads to an overall deterioration of human dignity due current laws that foster a continuation of societal punishment beyond conviction.

When Mr. Evans is not engaged in community activism in the fight against criminal and social injustices, he is conducting research for his pending books and studying as he is currently completing his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

 

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