Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) - Chapters 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

Bryan Stevenson
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“Recovery.” In the aftermath of Walter’s being exonerated, Stevenson writes, he (the author) began the process of a civil lawsuit seeking compensation for the years that Walter spent in prison. He describes the history of both such lawsuits and the awards (often severely limited) that were made to successful complainants, referring to how both local and national laws on the subject evolved. He describes the process of taking Walter’s lawsuit all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where it was approved, awarding Walter several hundred thousand dollars in compensation. Stevenson contrasts the description of this victory with commentary on how so many other similar lawsuits were refused.

Stevenson describes the many interviews he and Walter did on the subject of the trial and eventual exoneration. Walter first went back into his private logging business, but had to stop when...

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