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1/This book was a thought provoking, heart-wrenching look at the United States justice system, and quite frankly, the failings of that system. I think many people see crime in black and white (also literally, as Stevenson points out that mass incarceration disproportionately affects people of color). We see someone breaking the law and assume the worst about them. That the deserve to be in jail and to be punished for those crimes. The more severe the crime, the more severe the punishment should be. But reading this book demonstrated that this is not always the case and that these assumptions, along with the history of our justice system, actually enables for the law to be misused and misapplied.
Moreover, this book really made me think about the death penalty within the United States, ,how hard it is to be proven innocent, and how various structures and people can actually prevent justice from being upheld. These are all important aspects of our society, while many do not think so. But it goes to show how our criminal justice system really needs a massive overhaul to take into considerations the inequities and biases towards and amongst people. You are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but that is not how it works and that is devastating.
This is not a light nor an easy read. It will make you mad. It will make you rethink your views. And it will challenge your beliefs. However, in order for anything to change, in order for our system to function as it was intended, that is necessary and needed. Honestly, this is a great book if you are interested in social justice, in activism, and in just understanding more about what it is ACTUALLY like to work within the system itself. To me, this is a must read book.
2/A surprising memoir, treating a subject most of us would prefer not to think about: the craziness of the American justice system. Well written, Bryan Stevenson leads us into the incredible story of his life as a lawyer who treats the most impossible cases of injustice. A page turner, it leaves the reader stunned to learn what one man and his nonprofit organization can accomplish.
3/You may think you know the story from having seen the movie. You really really don’t.
The statistics alone make this a meaningful read. The insight into the shared trauma of black America is staggering.
Both a data driven book and a beautifully crafted narrative of lives lost and reclaimed from the very broken justice system, this is a book you feel deeply and will think about for a long time after putting it down.