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The Resource Just Mercy

Just Mercy

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Just Mercy
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Just Mercy
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A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America's broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The prison population has increased from 300,000 in the early 1970s to more than two million now. One in every 15 people is expected to go to prison. For black men, the most incarcerated group in America, this figure rises to one out of every three.Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the US's criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer's coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice
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dictionaries
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Just Mercy
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OVERDRIVE:6ffba7a8-d441-47fc-82b5-a8c0495109fc
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781925113570
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optical disk
Label
Just Mercy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6ffba7a8-d441-47fc-82b5-a8c0495109fc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925113570
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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