Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

Bryan Stevenson
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“I’ll Fly Away.” This chapter begins with Stevenson’s reference to another bomb threat received by his firm, a threat that, like the others, turned out to be an empty one. He then describes how the most recent hearing had not resulted in any change in Walter’s situation: the judge, having focused entirely on the reliability of Ralph Myers, said there was no reason to believe him on this occasion, and that the original conviction and sentence stood. Stevenson describes himself as being disappointed, but still hopeful: on the one hand, he still had access to all the evidence suggesting Walter was innocent; and, on the other hand, he had learned an important lesson by this time about hope being part of his job. He then writes of how, after an investigative team of journalists (from the American news program “60 Minutes...

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