Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a fantastic book that I would suggest should be read by almost everyone. It explores justice in the context of Bryan Stevenson's legal work on behalf of those who are in prison (particularly the children, mentally ill, poor, and minorities who have not been given fair treatment via the justice system). It is an extremely compassionate and unflinching look at the justice system. America has become so focused on punishment and all but ignores the possibilities of rehabilitation, that we are a nation of prisons. The stories that Stevenson shares in this book will outrage you, make you sad, make you feel powerless and make you want to do something to change things. It's a beautiful book and I highly recommend it. I am in awe of the work that Bryan Stevenson does for those who need help. His work is so important to so many people. I highly recommend this book to any and everyone. It's such an important book for all of us.