"The power of just mercy is that it belongs to the undeserving. It’s when mercy is least expected that it’s most potent—strong enough to break the cycle of victimization and victimhood, retribution and suffering. It has the power to heal the psychic harm and injuries that lead to aggression and violence, abuse of power, mass incarceration."
This is an absolutely beautiful book. It took me a long time to read, not because its not brilliant or engrossing, but because I wanted to really absorb every word. These stories are so heartbreaking I kept finding myself feeling simultaneously frustrated by the system and inspired by the work Bryan Stevenson and his team is doing. This is a book with everyone should read.
I'm getting more and more into non fiction. What are your favorites?