This book is a powerful discussion of our justice system.
How is it possible that a fourteen year old can end up on death row? Stevenson, as the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama and professor of law at the New York University Law School has won relief for scores of condemned and innocent prisoners. He has fought to abolish the death penalty as well as life sentences without parole for juveniles. He has also championed the rights of those inmates who are mentally ill or mentally handicapped.
This book has been selected for discussion by the League of Women Voters of Weston as mentioned in their bulletin of December 2014.
“A passionate account of the ways our nation thwarts justice and inhumanely punishes the poor and disadvantaged.”—Booklist (starred review)