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Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption

Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Stevenson, Bryan

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A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America's broken system of justice - from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The prison populat...ion has increased from 300,000 in the early 1970s to more than two million now. One in every 15 people is expected to go to prison. For black men, the most incarcerated group in America, this figure rises to one out of every three. Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He 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 the US's criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black 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, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer's coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.
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ISBN 9781925106381
Published NZ 28 Jan 2015
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781925106381
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 28 Jan 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Stevenson, Bryan
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
English criminal law: criminal justice law
Criminal Law
Australian
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 345.73
Weight 466g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Law, Citizenship & Rights
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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