The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Alabama, Bryan Stevenson has become a champion of the condemned, especially the poor, the mentally ill, and the most vulnerable, who are often victims of an ingrained bias in the American justice system. His book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, illustrates by way of case studies and observations of the cases that he has taken, is a chilling look at just how unjust the justice system can sometimes be.
Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: 30 Minute Summary by BooksForBreakfast succinctly summarizes Stevenson’s contribution to a fuller understanding of the inequities in our justice system. With a chapter-by-chapter summary of his book, the reader is given an in-depth look at how our system of justice is institutionally biased against the most vulnerable defendants, and how, in the end, not only is there no justice, but no mercy.
Other than the presence of too many typos, poorly proofread sentences, and missing words (or duplicative words that were not caught in proofreading). This is a book that is must reading for anyone who wants to know the truth behind the headlines. After reading this summary you will, like me, want to read the book it summarizes.
I would like to be able to give this book a top rating, but the proofreading problems cause me to rate it 3 stars. It is, nonetheless, recommended reading.