JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
One of the leading lawyers in the country takes the reader on an unforgettable journey in to the criminal justice system, from children given life imprisonment, to women who are systematically abused in prison, to those who are found innocent on death row. With 1 in 32 Americans in the criminal justice system, Stevenson reveals the world of fear and anger that is destroying lives, bankrupting our states, and transforming our nation beyond recognition. Mixing commentary and reportage, Stevenson adroitly juxtaposes triumph and failure, neither of which is in short supply, against an unfolding backdrop of the saga of Walter McMillian, an innocent black Alabaman sentenced to death for the 1986 murder of an 18-year-old white woman.
“I cannot say enough about Doug Abrams, agent extraordinaire, who persuaded me to take on this project. Without his invaluable guidance, encouragement, and friendship, this book would not have been possible.”
“Without [Doug Abram’s] invaluable guidance, encouragement, and friendship, this book would not have been possible.”