The Project 

The Death by Incarceration Project at Amistad Law Project,  consists of research, mitigation, investigation, and litigation aimed at creating opportunities for second chances for people serving life without parole, or death by incarceration (DBI), sentences. This project aims to advance the cause of systemic reform to DBI sentencing in Pennsylvania and open up the possibility of parole eligibility for all people serving DBI in Pennsylvania.

Kris Henderson

Kris Henderson is from East Orange, New Jersey, a working-class, majority-Black community. They are a lawyer and organizer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kris is one of the co-founders of Amistad Law Project, an organization that provides direct legal services to incarcerated people, advocates for criminal legal policies that are just, and organizes to end mass incarceration. Kris is a founding member of the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration, a grassroots organization working to end death by incarceration, or life without parole, sentencing. Kris graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2012. Follow Kris Henderson on twitter @attikris.