Just Mercy: By Bryan Stevenson | Conversation Starters
Bryan Stevenson is an activist who works against the death penalty and for the people incarcerated and on death row. In his book, Just Mercy, he outlines his journey towards his activism. The book discusses racism and how it affects the prison population, the commercialization of prisons, which has increased the number of people incarcerated, the laws that give inordinate amount of power to prosecutors and judges to make decisions that are not in tune with actual justice, as well as poverty and abuse—a sure-fire way to get into prison, black or white. Stevenson’s work with the Equal Justice Initiative is also discussed. Just Mercy is a detailed book into the inner workings and failures of the American justice system.
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