Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson.
Mon, March 9, 2020 6:00 P.M.
We read critically acclaimed nonfiction. All readers welcome. Please join our discussions. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633.
Just Mercy: A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from the founder of 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. Linking the elements of Just Mercy is the unfolding of one of Bryan Stevenson’s first cases, 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. Just Mercy is a story told with much grace and humanity.
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