BRYAN STEVENSON

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama and also a professor at the New York University School of Law. He is widely acclaimed as one of the most effective public service lawyers in America. A graduate of both the Harvard Law School and of the Harvard School of Government, Mr. Stevenson has devoted his life to helping disadvantaged people in the Deep South. He and his staff have been largely responsible for reversals or reduced sentences in over 65 death penalty cases. He is the recipient of numerous awards including; the MacArthur Fellowship Award, Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize, National Legal Aid & Defender Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and also the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award.

 

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  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

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.

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