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Just Mercy

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been a great deal of interest in Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson’s powerful memoir about his work to fix America’s broken justice system. To make the book more widely accessible, the eBook is available for under a dollar through Amazon (AU) and Apple Books (AU & NZ) until the end of June 2020.

Find out more about Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative: a nonprofit organisation that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons, and which is committed to changing the narrative about race in America.

Read an interview with Bryan Stevenson on the frustration behind the George Floyd protests.

Just Mercy (film tie-in edition)

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit law office in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to defending the poor, the incarcerated, and the wrongly condemned.

Just Mercy tells the story of EJI, from the early days with a small staff facing the nation’s highest death sentencing and execution rates, through a successful campaign to challenge the cruel practice of sentencing children to die in prison, to revolutionary projects designed to confront Americans with our history of racial injustice.

One of EJI’s first clients was Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for the murder of a young white woman that he didn’t commit. The case exemplifies how the death penalty in America is a direct descendant of lynching — a system that treats the rich and guilty better than the poor and innocent.

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