Just Mercy

Just Mercy

Just Mercy Author’s Note Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
In the author’s note, Stevenson writes that there are still two million people incarcerated on the U.S., six million on parole, and sixty-eight million dealing with the consequences of criminal records. He directly invites the reader to contact EJI if they are interested in volunteering or supporting their efforts, and he provides their contact information and website: www.eji.org
The author’s note draws attention to the book, not only as a literary work, but as part of a larger activist effort to educate the public about social problems related to mass incarceration. The note breaks the boundary between the author and reader by inviting direct, real-life participation.
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