Bryan Stevenson 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, women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he did not commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. "Just Mercy "is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer as he is coming of age while presenting a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe , The Seattle Times, Esquire , Time" Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction -Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction - Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award - Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize - Finalist for the "Kirkus Reviews "Prize - An American Library Association Notablle book.