Saturday, September 26, 2015

Just Mercy: a Story of Justice/ Bryan Stevenson/ 336 pages

Just Mercy: a Story of Justice is an account of the work done by Bryan Stevenson to find justice for men, women and children on death row in Alabama.  The book closely follows Mr. Stevenson's work with Walter McMillian, sentenced to death on the word of a criminal who recants his story even before Walter goes to trial.  This book is an eye opener to lax representation and social injustices especially to poor or black members of society.  It's cataloged as a biography of Bryan Stevenson, but is really the story of how he came to found the Equal Justice Initiative.  For more information and books of similar topics visit the SCCCLD website.

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