The American Justice System: Case Studies from Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson *NEW*

In this workshop we will analyze the realities of mass incarceration through Bryan Stevenson’s lens of justice and mercy. We will unpack his case studies of how the United States came to lock up so many children and mentally ill adults. We will examine the new wave of urban district attorneys who are working to reshape criminal justice in American cities, and to address racial inequities in the justice system, with the support of majorities in those cities. Finally, we will grapple with Bryan Stevenson’s call for Truth and Reconciliation in the United States through his ongoing work with the Equal Justice Initiative. Required book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Instructor: Joshua Frank