What happens to the 688,000 people released from state and federal prison every year? Studies have shown that within 3 years of release approximately 2/3 will likely recidivate. The communities to which the
Reflecting on mass imprisonment and extreme punishment Stevenson says, “we all need mercy, we all need justice, and—perhaps—we all need some measure of unmerited grace” (18). Let’s collectively examine the ways in
One of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy themes focus on justice and human dignity. Whether you’ve read the whole book or just the first chapter, share your thoughts and impressions and examine how these important iss
California’s controversial three-strikes law was repealed in 2012, consequently releasing large numbers of convicts back into society. Here, we observe the many issues that arise with re-entry through the varied
13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution,
Bryan Stevenson in his introduction of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption states, “…”I’ve come to believe that the true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitm
The Vanderbilt University provides a very simple explanation about what flipping the classroom is and its theoretical basis; as well as key elements to keep in mind to apply this approach in your teaching.