Summary of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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Narrated by: Jon Turner
Length: 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

Don't miss this summary of Bryan Stevenson's controversial and eye-opening book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. This FastReads summary provides chapter synopses, key takeaways, and analysis to help you fully digest this stunning, personal, and in-depth look at the racial injustices plaguing the American justice system.

What will you learn from listening to this book?

  • Understand the history that racial discrimination plays in the modern American justice system and how this has shaped the way that minority groups and justice officials perceive and interact with each other
  • Track the evolution of America's prison system and how these institutions deal with females, juveniles, the poor, and the mentally ill
  • Explore the psyche of a death row inmate and the trauma that capital punishment inflicts on the convicted, the families, and the community
  • Understand the attorney-client relationship, the challenges faced by both defendants and counselors, and the dangers of improper or unobtainable representation
  • Learn about the history and role of victim's rights groups how these groups can help or hinder justice
  • Examine the legal process, methods, and evolution of the modern execution from start to finish and the effect that media has in shaping our perception of capital punishment and the justice system at large
  • Critically analyze the demographic distinctions between the incarcerated population and the US population; compare America's incarceration approach to that of other countries around the world
  • Understand the roles that empathy, mercy, hope, and compassion play in the American justice system and the dangers posed by fear, bigotry, and anger

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Just do the book

Just listen to the book the narrator of this summary is so monotone it made me sad that such great work was ruined by a poor presentation. If you don't have the patience to listen to the audio book do the version for young adults is it much shorter. I applaud Bryan Stevenson 's work for justice

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Narrator sounded meh, but great story!

Great story on racism in America, and the institutions where it rests on the most! Highly recommend