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Maya Moore Irons and Jonathan Irons on finding ‘Love & Justice’

Maya Moore Irons and Jonathan Irons join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Jan. 19. (Video: The Washington Post)

Four-time WNBA champion Maya Moore stepped away from her career to help prove the innocence of Jonathan Irons, a Missouri man wrongfully convicted of burglary and assault. On Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 a.m. ET, the couple joins Washington Post Live to discuss their new book on finding love and justice.

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“I didn’t necessarily have a ton of expectations because I had never been into a maximum-security prison before… I was just approaching him as this person that’s trying to persevere through an injustice and so I was very open-minded, I was just engaging with him.” – Maya Moore Irons (Video: Washington Post Live)
“There should be legislative enactments put in place to require officers to record every interrogation, every interaction so there can be oversight and a record of what has happened… We need police officers in our society. That’s just the reality… But there are some of them that take their job beyond the scope or color of law… We need to address those so that we can have a safer environment and have safer policing practices. ” – Jonathan Irons (Video: Washington Post Live)
“Sharing our family’s story will hopefully help people… see what some of these unhealthy practices and ways are doing. And so one of those ways is a culture that can be present in some prosecutor’s offices that are simply about getting the conviction… instead of really taking the time and energy to look with a more restorative justice lens… If we’re not all safe and given tools to thrive, than what kind of community are we, what kind of America are we?” – Maya Moore Irons (Video: Washington Post Live)
“There is not enough people that are involved or aware of what’s going on in these legislative sessions where these laws are passed… The disparity between public defenders and prosecutors. Public defenders, they are overworked and underfunded, and they just don’t have enough resources, where prosecutors… have a whole police force and investigative agency that that’s their job.” – Jonathan Irons (Video: Washington Post Live)

Maya Moore Irons

Author, “Love & Justice” WNBA Champion

Jonathan Irons

Author, “Love & Justice” Activist