Just Mercy
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Reader's Review: This is a powerful true story reveals the potential for mercy to redeem us and presents a resounding call to fix our broken system of justice. Mr. Stevenson, one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. This powerful story is now a movie:  Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.   -- Read and recommended by Baba Cole
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A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.