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Bryan Stevenson picked up the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Scribe). He received a US$5000 (A$6561) prize. Now in its fourth year, the Andrew Carnegie Medals were established to `recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books mostra'n més for adult readers published in the US' in the previous year and are announced at the annual ALA conference. He made the New York Times Best Seller List with his title, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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An absolute must-read book for anyone interested in the integrity of the justice system in the U.S. This book will make you cry, seethe, and grab everyone you know by their lapels and say to them, "Do you know this is happenening?!?! How can this be?!?!?!"

The author is an attorney and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. The book highlights several cases of people wrongly imprisoned, and sentenced to death, for crimes they clearly did not commit. In other cases, while crimes were committed the punishments far outweighed the magnitude of the crimes.

At the time of the book's writing guess which place had the largest population in the world of children sentenced to life in prison without parole for non-homicidal crimes? It must be some awful third-world dictatorship, right? Nope. It was Florida.

But Florida wasn't alone in its eggregious use of punishment. One of Bryan Stevenson's clients was 14 years old when the state of California sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a crime in which no one was physically injured.

Through the tireless work of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson brought a case to the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that life in prison without parole sentences for children convicted of non-homicidal crimes is unconstitutional.

There is still much to be done. Our system treats people better if they are rich and guilty than if they are poor/mentally incapacitaed/a minorty and innocent. That is shameful and I'm happy to have read this book and have my eyes opened even more to the injustices in our system.
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jj24 | Hi ha 242 ressenyes més | May 27, 2024 |
As a young lawyer, Bryan founded the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a non-profit law office dedicated to defending the poor, incarcerated and the wrongly condemned.
This is the story of EJI in its beginning with just a couple of lawyers and through the inception of what it is today – a thriving practice of over 150 people.
While the book does recount cases of several people Bryan and his team worked with in the beginning, much of the book focuses on his trying to help Walter McMillian. Walter was on death row for the murder of a young white woman that he did not commit. At the time of the murder, Walter was miles away at a family gathering and was able to prove that he wasn’t anywhere near the crime scene.
Heartbreaking at times, but also unforgettable. It is a sad book and a bit difficult to read at times but overall, a very well-written, informative, and slightly overwhelming book.
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Cathie_Dyer | Hi ha 242 ressenyes més | Feb 29, 2024 |
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