The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice. The book centers around his efforts to exonerate Walter McMillian, and innocent man who was condemned in Alabama and spent 6 years on death row.
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Consider these questions as you are reading your book. Having answers to them, with quotations from the book (cite the page number) as supporting evidence will be very helpful when it is time to discuss and assess your reading.
In each book one or more issues of social injustice is present (ex. Racism, Sexism, Poverty, etc.). Be prepared to list specific examples and events from your book. These injustices often lead to conflicts between people (person vs person) and society or cultures (person vs society).