An Interview with James Forman, Jr author of
"Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America"
Mr. Forman's new book examines how good intentions negatively impacted the Black community in policing and throughout the judicial system. What role did Black lawyers, judges, and police chiefs play in the mass incarceration cycle of today?
James Forman Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications. A former clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he cofounded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.
Monday, June 5 at 7pm EST. To call in with your questions or comments, dial (515) 602-9769.
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