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Just Mercy Chapters 2-4

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Tristan Garcia-Rojas

on 29 September 2015

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Eva Ansley and Stevenson open thier new nonprofit law center in Tuscaloosa.
They Later regrouped and started again in Montgomery and eventually changed the name to t
Start of Chapter 4
Attica Prison riots
Occurred in 1971 at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York.
The riot was created upon the prisoners demands for better living conditions and political rights.
Occurred on September 9, two weeks after the killing of George Jackson at San Quentin,
1,281 inmates took control of an exercise field called D-yard.
Inmates took 39 guards and employees hostage.
"The takeover of Attica by inmates allowed the country to learn about cruel practices within prisons such as solitary confinement,"
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Lourida Ruffin
"Where jail officals clamied that a thirty- nine-year-old black man died of natural causes,"

" His Family maintained that he was beaten by police and jail officals denied him his asthma inhaler,"
By Tristan Garcia-Rojas
Just Mercy Chapters 2 and 4
Start of Chapter 2
After living with Stevie Bright, the director of the SPDC, for five years Stevenson decides to move in with his old Harvard Law Class Mate Charles Bliss.
Comparison with Kalief Browder
Was charged for stealing a backpack and was eventually sent to Rikers Island.

Was held in Jail for three years, without bail.

Was beaten by guard and inmates as guards watched and was all caught on camera.

Spent 2 out of his 3 years locked in solitary confinment,starting at the age of 16.

Commited sucided long after being released at the age of 22.
Horace Dunkins
Convicted of raping and murdering a 26 year old mother of four by stabbing her 67 times.

Obtained an I.Q. of 69 and had reasoning skills of a 12-year.

Executed by Electrocution.

"Mr. Dunkins suffered from intellectual disabilities , and the trial judge found he had 'mental retardation' based on his school records and earlier testing".
Herbert Richardson
Vietnam War veteran

"Left him traumatized and scarred,"

Fell in love with one of the nurses at a vertrans hospital in New York City.

"He was deluded by obession; his logic and reasoning became corrupted, irrational , and increasingly dangererous,"

Worked well with electronics.

His plan was to construct a small bomb and to save her from the explosion, but instead the woman's ten-year-old niece and another girl came out and picked up the device and shook it which caused a violent explosion, killing the woman's niece and leaving her friend tramatized.
"Rikers Island and the Death of Kalief Browder." The New York Times. The New York Times, 09 June 2015. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.
"Horace Dunkins | Murderpedia, the Encyclopedia of Murderers." Horace Dunkins | Murderpedia, the Encyclopedia of Murderers. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.
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